Though the Jets signed Mike Vick in the offseason to compete for the starting quarterback job, the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta wrote Thursday that the gig is Smith’s to lose.
This should come as no surprise; Smith is only 23 and was a high draft choice by the team last year. Vick is 34 and has shown he is not very reliable as a starting quarterback despite his displays of brilliance here and there.
When Jets camp began on Thursday, Smith got 13 reps with the first-team offense compared to four for Vick.
Plaxico Burress, who played a season with the Jets under Rex Ryan, said he thinks Vick will be the starter come Week 1, but it sure seems like that will be Geno’s job unless he gets hurt or buttfumbles it away.