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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.


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

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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 45 80 * * * 15 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 3 58 100 * * * 25 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 9 152 257 * * * 52 * * *

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QB: 30

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Latest News

Jets | No first-team snaps for Michael Vick (Thu Jul 31, 12:25 PM) - New York Jets QB Michael Vick did not take any first-team snaps in practice Thursday, July 31.

Our View: This is all Geno Smith, all the time. The team will roll with Smith until either he catches fire and implodes or gets hurt. They want to know if Smith is the long term answer and they won't find that out on the bench. Given that we think Rex Ryan is coaching for his job, we can expect a quick hook if Smith struggles out of the gate. Neither Vick nor Smith is a guy you want on your fantasy roster initially, though Vick is an interesting stash as the weapons this offense has should make a guy like Vick very productive, until he inevitably gets hurt.
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Jets | Geno Smith on shorter leash? (Tue Jul 29, 05:42 PM) - New York Jets QB Geno Smith may be on a shorter leash this year with QB Michael Vick as his backup. Head coach Rex Ryan said the team's quarterback situation is ideal in that there is a veteran backup waiting who knows the system if Smith doesn't succeed.

Our View: This is what we've suspected all along. Smith could be the quarterback of the future for this team, but he'll have to play well to keep his job. Vick has a ton of experience and could take over for Smith if the second-year pro struggles. It's a make-or-break year for Rex Ryan, and he needs to do whatever he can to win games.
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Jets | Geno Smith receives most of snaps with starters (Sat Jul 26, 10:02 PM) - New York Jets QB Geno Smith received 16 snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, July 26, while QB Michael Vick received three snaps. Smith has received 42 starter reps in three practices while Vick has received 12 snaps.

Our View: Zero surprise here. Smith is going to get every opportunity to win the starting job with the Jets. We'll see if he struggles and is replaced by Michael Vick.
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Jets | GM says no advantage in QB competition (Fri Jul 25, 09:19 PM) - Neither QB Geno Smith nor QB Michael Vick has an advantage in the competition for the starting quarterback job, according to general manager John Idzik.

Our View: The team might really want Smith to be the guy. The second-year pro is seen as a potential franchise quarterback, and he'll get every opportunity to hang onto the job. Vick has the experience edge, and he's great insurance for the team if Smith fails to impress.
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Jets | Geno Smith dominates first-team reps (Fri Jul 25, 12:32 PM) - New York Jets QB Geno Smith logged three-quarters of the first-team practice reps for the second straight day on Friday, July 25.

Our View: As expected, this is Smith's job to lose. We've got to see a lot more than puff comments from Rex Ryan and the team before we see him as anything more than a fantasy QB3. He has the tools around him now, so he should excel. If he doesn't the Jets might hook him quick and throw in Michael Vick, who could be an intriguing backup fantasy player if that happens.
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