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Vick completed 8-of-19 passes for 47 yards in relief of Geno Smith during Sunday's 31-0 loss at San Diego. He had two carries for 14 yards.

Vick had just as much trouble as Smith, who threw for only 27 yards in the first half. Vick did throw an apparent touchdown late in the game, but he stepped over the line of scrimmage for a penalty. Coach Rex Ryan said after the game that Smith would remain the Jets' starter, so for now, expect Vick to head back to the bench.

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Vick replaced starter Geno Smith to open the second half of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

With the Jets down 21-0 and Smith having completed just 4-of-12 passes for 27 yards and a pick, the team's offense will turn to Vick for a spark. It remains to be seen if the QB change will stick, though clearly what Vick does for the remainder of Sunday's game will be a key factor in the that call, in advance of next Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Vick has played in five snaps through two games, netting zero yards on those plays, Rich Cimimi of ESPN New York reports.

With Geno Smith off to a good start, you wouldn't blame the Jets if they kept Vick in the understudy role and let the side-package fall away. But you know the Jets - they love their tinkering. For what it's worth, Vick narrowly missed a touchdown pass in Week 1, misfiring to an open Eric Decker in the end zone.

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Vick, as expected, lost the starting quarterback competition to Geno Smith, coach Rex Ryan announced Friday.

It was Smith's job to lose all along, and Vick never really made it a battle. Ryan made the announcement after the team's third exhibition game Friday in which Vick went 4-of-5 for 35 yards and a touchdown.

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Vick completed 3-of-6 passes for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, adding 19 yards on three carries.

Vick played two drives, one with the starters and one with the second team. His first drive ended with a touchdown, but he was facing backups and largely aided by a pair of 15-yard penalties. If Vick's going to make a case to overtake Geno Smith, he'll need a larger sample size to work with. Smith probably just needs to avoid embarrassing himself in order to hold on to the starting job.

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The Jets are unlikely to use Vick as a change-of-pace quarterback, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

We're going on Cimini's gut-feel here, not a specific quote from Rex Ryan, but given how dialed-in Cimini is with the Jets, you can take it to the bank. In other words, it appears the Jets actually learned something from the Tim Tebow fiasco. It's good news for Geno Smith, who doesn't need to look over his shoulder.

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Michael Vick got just four first-team reps as Jets camp opened, compared to 13 for Geno Smith.

As expected, the starting job is clearly Smith's to lose. "I think that's already been addressed as far as who the starter is. There's no more speculation about that," Vick said Wednesday.

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The Newark Star-Ledger lists Michael Vick as one of the "duds" at Jets minicamp.

Jets OG Willie Colon, who is injured, and third-string QB Matt Simms were listed as the other "duds." Per beat writer Frances Micklow, Vick "still has the arm and athleticism, but seemed to struggle at times" in non-contact practices. Geno Smith has built a relatively comfortable leading entering training camp. Vick could still pay off for the Jets as a willing mentor to Smith.

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Coach Rex Ryan reiterated that there is a competition for the Jets' starting quarterback job.

"There is competition, there's no doubt," Ryan said following Wednesday's OTA session. This comes two days after Michael Vick insisted he doesn't see the job as an open competition. After Ryan spoke on Wednesday, the media spoke again with Vick. Vick went on to say, "Nah, it's not an open competition." The coach and player are clearly not on the same page. Vick was likely told the job is Geno Smith's to lose upon signing. But if Vick looks better during training camp and preseason, we'd think he'd get the nod under center come Week 1.

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Michael Vick insists he doesn't see the quarterback job as an open competition.