Michael Vick says he's still a 'premier quarterback,' willing to be a backup
Michael Vick said he feels he is still a "premier quarterback" at New York Jets player check-ins Wednesday, according to ESPN NFL Nation's Rich Cimini. Vick also said he is willing to accept a backup role.
Second-year QB Geno Smith is the Jets' starter heading into training camp, but Vick could push him. Vick began last season as the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles before losing the job to Nick Foles.
Smith was the Day One starter for New York, and quarterbacked the Jets to an 8-8 record. He completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 3,046 yards, 12 TDs and 21 interceptions. Smith led all rookies in passing yards.
On Friday's SI Now, Jets wide receiver David Nelson compares and contrasts the qualities of Jets quarterbacks Michael Vick and Geno Smith and says who he would prefer in high pressure situations.
- Alex Hampl