UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

LeSean McCoy: Michael Vick is 'way better' than Geno Smith, will be Jets' starter

The only question is whether Michael Vick is able to stay healthy, former teammate LeSean McCoy said. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) The only question is whether Michael Vick is able to stay healthy, former teammate LeSean McCoy said. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Take it from one of Michael Vick's former teammates with the Philadelphia Eagles: Vick should win the New York Jets' open quarterback competition rather easily.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy told the New York Post on Monday he expects Vick to beat out Geno Smith for the starting job in New York. The reason is simple: Vick is "way better."

“[Vick] is going to be the starting quarterback this year," McCoy said at a team-sponsored charity event, according to the Post. "He's way better than Geno Smith. Way better. That's no contest."

The Jets signed Vick to a one-year, $5 million contract earlier this offseason, and they have said he will compete with Smith for the starting gig.

For his part, Smith has said he still expects to be the team's starting quarterback, despite a rookie campaign that saw him put up a whopping 25 turnovers. But for McCoy, the only question is whether Vick stays healthy.

"That's the big question, and that's the only thing," McCoy said. "The thing here was, he didn't lose his job — he just got hurt and lost his job to injury. But as far as who's the better quarterback, he's way better than Geno Smith. That's obvious."
MORE: 2014 NFL Mock Draft | Top QBs | Top WRs | SI64: Our definitive Big Board

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again