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QB Michael Vick - New York Jets

6-1, 215Born: 6-26-1980College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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While Vick isn't currently injured, players with multiple concussions in their history, including one that caused an extended absence, are at higher risk to suffer further brain traumas. Given the league's sensitivity to concussions, Vick is at higher risk to miss time in upcoming seasons due to his history of brain trauma.

Summary

At this point in the offseason, Michael Vick has said that second-year quarterback Geno Smith is the starter, a sentiment reportedly echoed by the other players, if not outright by the team yet. Vick was brought in to challenge Smith though, and he will push him. We know Vick still has something left in the tank and he is familiar with Marty Mornhinweg's offense from their time together in Philadelphia. If Smith stumbles--either in camp, preseason or early in the regular season--Vick will get a shot and he would be able to excel with the receivers and run game the Jets have put together. Of course, while he has gas left in the tank, Vick also has a propensity towards injury and it's unlikely he'd finish a season in one piece. That issue, along with the likelihood Smith wins the job, make Vick risky as anything but bench depth with upside in the deeper leagues of fantasy. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 32, 23, 26, 28, 28, 29, 30, 30, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34, 34, 34, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 29, 27, 29, 29, 31, 33, 34

Stats and Projections

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2011 PHI 13 253 423 3303 18 14 75 589 1
2012 PHI 10 204 351 2362 12 10 62 345 1
2013 PHI 7 78 142 1215 5 3 37 295 2 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 5 59 100 * * * 24 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 9 48 85 * * * 15 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 9 158 273 * * * 55 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 9 152 257 * * * 52 * * *

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Overall: 237
QB: 30

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Latest News

Jets | Teammates backing Geno Smith (Wed Jul 16, 02:03 PM) - New York Jets WR David Nelson said his teammates believe this is QB Geno Smith's team and that QB Michael Vick is seen as the backup. 'For all of us, it's Geno's team,” Nelson said. 'And from what we've been told and what we've been working toward, it's Geno's team, and Mike's coming in to kind of (fill) a supporting role. If anything happens to Geno, we have a proven starter and a proven winner backing him up. That's the direction we’re moving.'

Our View: Nelson is being a good teammate, but right now there is little clarity on who will be the starter for the Jets. Vick is not washed up, and he could easily beat out Smith for the top spot on the depth chart.
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Jets | Michael Vick will start according to former Jet (Mon Jul 14, 04:59 PM) - New York Jets QB Michael Vick will be the team's opening-day starter, former Jets WR Plaxico Burress predicted Monday, July 14.

Our View: We'll see if Burress is correct at the end of the preseason. Vick will compete with second-year pro Geno Smith for the starting job. He has the experience edge over Smith, but Vick will have to prove himself in camp. Smith was supposed to be the QB of the future when the team added him in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft.
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