Jets suggest that Smith will start the year as their No.1 quarterback.
While the New York Jets have yet to decide on their starting quarterback, LeSean McCoy believes that Michael Vick is an easy choice over Geno Smith.
Speaking at a charity event on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles star told the New York Post that the decision should be easy for the Jets, as Vick represents a much better option for the 2014 season.
“Vick is going to be the starting quarterback this year,” McCoy told the Post. “He’s way better than Geno Smith. Way better. That’s no contest.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan insisted at the time of Vick’s signing that it was aimed at pushing Smith, who despite some flashes of promise has yet to fully earn the trust of the franchise moving forward after some wildly inconsistent performances over his first 12 games in the league.
Naturally, Vick has revealed that he will want to compete and make the starting role his own having been given a fresh start in New York, but it remains to be seen whether or not he can displace Smith through training camp or if he has to wait longer.
The former Eagles signal-caller also has the advantage of four years worth of experience with offensive co-ordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s offense thanks to their time together in Philadelphia, which could give him the edge as we approach the new campaign.
However, the 33-year-old will need to avoid being plagued by injuries again if he is to become a consistent starter, as he played in just seven games last season which is an area of concern for McCoy who believes that on talent alone, Vick is way better.
Nevertheless, despite the competition being set to increase, McCoy believes that his former team-mate will be a positive influence in the locker room and his leadership skills will be of a great benefit to the team moving forward.