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Coach Rex Ryan relayed Sunday that Vick is slated to start next week's game against the Steelers, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
Though the Jets fell to 1-8 by losing to the Chiefs 24-10 on Sunday, Vick turned in a respectable effort, completing 21-for-28 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, while rushing four times for 18 yards. Though Vick suffered a head injury in the fourth quarter of the contest, he missed just one series, and is now on track to get at least one more start at QB for the Jets over Geno Smith.
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Vick, who suffered a head injury in Sunday's game against the Chiefs but was able to return, completed 21 of 28 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, and added 18 rushing yards on four carries in a 24-10 loss.
Vick got the start ahead of Geno Smith, who was benched in the first quarter of last week's game and was officially inactive this week due to a shoulder injury. Vick connected with wideout Percy Harvin nine times for 99 yards, and threw his lone touchdown pass to wideout Eric Decker in the second quarter. While he was fairly accurate, it wasn't a great performance, and there is already talk that Geno Smith could start in Week 10 against the Steelers, which would obviously return Vick to the backup role.
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Vick suffered a head injury and is being evaluated for a concussion after hitting his head on the turf during Sunday's game against the Chiefs, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. HIs return is questionable.
Matt Simms will take over for Vick, who got the start ahead of Geno Smith, who was benched last Sunday and is inactive, technically with a shoulder injury. Vick was 12-of-14 for 92 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game.
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Vick will start at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday against the Chiefs, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Per Manish Mehta of the Daily News, coach Rex Ryan indicated that Vick's hold on the Jets' starting QB job isn't guaranteed beyond Week 9, but with Geno Smith banged up and having struggled against the Bills in Week 8, the 1-7 Jets will turn to Vick in the hopes of sparking the team's offense. The veteran QB thus merits a speculative add for those looking to boost their depth at QB or who are looking for short-term help in Week 9, which features six NFL teams on bye.
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Vick replaced an ineffective Geno Smith in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bills and finished 18-of-36 passing for 153 yards with an interception. He added eight carries for 69 yards.
The Jets were hoping that Vick could give the team a spark, and while he did make a few plays with his legs that energized the crowd, the offense didn't fare a whole lot better with him under center. Smith's benching seemed to be purely performance-related, but after the game he underwent X-rays on his shoulder, the results of which the Jets did not reveal. Regardles of Smith's injury status, coach Rex Ryan said he has "no idea" who will start next week against the Chiefs. Neither option is especially appealing.
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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.