The New York Jets have released quarterback Mark Sanchez, as expected.
But wait, there’s more!
The Jets also announced on Friday the signing of quarterback Michael
Vick, who’s expected to compete with Geno Smith for the starting job.
General manager John Idzik has stressed the importance of competition
since his hiring last year. Sanchez gave Smith a run for his money last
summer before a preseason shoulder injury sidelined him for the entire
Now it’s Vick’s turn to try and wrestle the job from Smith, who was
benched twice during a rough stretch of his rookie season but finished
on a high note for the Jets, who ended up 8-8.
“I love competition and I love football,” Vick said during a
conference call Friday night. “And, I feel I have a lot of football left
to play. It’s evident with what I was able to do last year.”
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