It’s always football season. That’s why it’s not premature to contemplate the Jets and realize that 2014 has a chance to be much better and more exciting than last year.
Johnson wouldn’t reveal any specific goals he has set for his team, but insisted this year’s Jets are “absolutely” better than the group that walked off the field after the season finale in 2013.
For the longest time the Jets have been trying to tell anyone who will listen that any talk of an open competition for the starting quarterback position is being conducted by those simply not paying attention.
The presence of Michael Vick doesn’t shake his confidence. Neither does his not-so-solid hold on the New York Jets’ quarterback job. Not even his uncertain status as the future of the franchise.
Yeah, Calvin Pryor will fit right in with this bunch. The Jets’ first round pick in last month’s draft served up a couple of priceless quotes on Friday.
“I let it slide,” Vick said. “I let Rex get him. Rex laughed about it and we got a good laugh over it, but seriously, deep down, I really didn’t think it was funny.”
Though he wouldn’t say it, Michael Vick must see the bigger picture: the Jets have four quarterbacks, but they still won’t have legitimate starter when the Raiders walk into MetLife on Sept. 7.
If he can stay healthy — and admittedly that is a big if — he could and should be penciled in as the Week 1 starter. That might not fit the narrative Jets management would want to promote, but it would win games.
Rex Ryan and Michael Vick might need to huddle up. While Ryan insisted Wednesday there’s “no doubt” the New York Jets have an open competition at quarterback, Vick continued to differ.
While most of the world is banking on a true quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick in training camp, the Jets have intimated all along that probably won’t be the case.
Call it Joe being Joe if you want, but Namath has his opinions when it comes to the Jets’ quarterback competition.
The quarterback negotiated for the number with punter Ryan Quigley, who previously wore No. 1, during workouts and the two came to an agreement.
Mornhinweg insists during a conference call Tuesday that the Jets signed Vick last month for the “important role” to push Smith, who was rocky in his rookie season, and make him a better quarterback.
“I’m not paying attention to the Giants,” the two-time Pro Bowler said. “What’ve they done? Signed some guys. Big deal.”
Rex Ryan says it’s “time to deliver” on expectations that he and New York Jets fans have for the team. More than anything else, whether they do or not will likely be directly tied to whomever wins the quarterback competition.