Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback when the New York Jets face the Patriots on Thursday, coach Rex Ryan confirmed. Some of the team’s fans have chanted for backup Michael Vick to be played when Smith has struggled.
"You can look at Mike to adding different things," Ryan said. "But I think Geno’s the way to go right now, and that’s why I’m comfortable saying he’ll be our starter."
Vick, the team’s $4 million backup, has not had much better luck when he’s been inserted into games. During a 31-0 loss in San Diego, both Smith and Vick played a half, and neither was able to get much going on offense. Early on, Vick was used in some wildcat packages without much success.