QB Michael Vick - New York Jets
|6-1, 215||Born: 6-26-1980||College: Virginia Tech||Drafted: Round 1, pick 1|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Geno Smith's doomsday clock has to be at 11:58 (and Rex Ryan's isn't close behind). Michael Vick is the next move for this franchise, and Vick is always a low QB1 when he is on the field because of his running ability. The Jets won't be shy about using him that way if he becomes the starter. Vick is worth a stash in deep, 2QB and QB flex leagues now.
General News (Wed Oct 1): did not receive any snaps with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Week 5: at San Diego Chargers
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Geno Smith is hanging onto his starting job, but the crowd chants for Mike Vick are getting louder - at least this week he won't have to hear them away from home in San Diego. On Monday, September 29 head coach Rex Ryan said: the Jets 'are going to get it done and Geno is going to be a main reason that we will.' So far this year, Smith has thrown 82/136 for 922 yards passing, four TDs and five interceptions, with 24/88/1 rushing to boot (he's the 16th-ranked fantasy quarterback after four games). Eric Decker (24 targets for 14/204/2 receiving) and Jeremy Kerley (27 for 16/144/1) are his main targets, but Jace Amaro is getting more involved as the weeks go by (14 for 11/125/0 so far this year). The Chargers' D held Blake Bortles and company to 29/37 for 234 net yards passing with one TD and two interceptions, while sacking him three times for -19 yards. EJ Manuel was also sacked three times two weeks ago (for -33 yards) and managed just 23/40 for 205 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions. To date, the Chargers have notched 10 sacks, tied for sixth in the NFL, while the Jets have allowed nine, tied for 22nd in the league. San Diego is ranked 11th in the NFL averaging 228.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with six passing scores given up vs. two interceptions generated. Smith will have pass rushers in the backfield disrupting timing this weekend - advantage, San Diego.
Recent Stats and Projections
Latest NewsJets | Michael Vick receiving same reps (Wed Oct 1, 02:45 PM) - New York Jets QB Michael Vick did not receive any snaps with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Our View: The Jets aren't forcing a QB controversy yet, but if Geno Smith doesn't improve, the calls from Vick will be too loud to ignore. Rex Ryan has indicated that he may not have complete say over this choice. Vick will be an instant low QB1 because of his running ability if he gets installed as the Jets starter in the future.
link to story Jets | Rex Ryan backs Geno Smith (Mon Sep 29, 09:20 PM) - New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan publicly remained supportive of QB Geno Smith Monday, Sept. 29. He said he talked to the quarterback about his incident with yelling a profanity at a fan. 'Unfortunately, I made the same mistake,' Ryan said. 'Obviously, it's something I regretted when I did it, and I know Geno feels the same way.' Ryan said he is sticking with Smith, who has thrown at least one interception in 16 of his 20 career starts, despite the fact fans are clamoring for backup QB Michael Vick to get a chance. Our View: For the second week in a row, Ryan is giving Smith the dreaded vote of confidence. The Bills have already pulled the rug out from under their young quarterback E.J. Manuel. The Jets may be the next team to follow suit if Smith doesn't start playing better.
link to story Jets | Michael Vick to be more involved? (Tue Sep 23, 02:10 PM) - New York Jets QB Michael Vick could be more involved in the offense moving forward, as QB Geno Smith has five turnovers in the first three games. “I’m never going to say no because I learned that from (the media),” head coach Rex Ryan said. However, Ryan still supports Smith and thinks he'll be fine. Smith looks more comfortable in offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's system, but the results haven't followed. Our View: Go ahead and grab Vick off the waiver wire in deeper leagues. Smith has been struggling this year, and there may be a QB change coming. We know that Vick is a low-end QB1 when he starts, so add the talent now in a preemptive move.
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