In Jets rumors today, newly acquired running back Chris Johnson told Michael Kay and Don La Greca on their ESPN New York 98.7 radio show that quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick will battle for the New York Jets' starting job this summer.
According to an article by Jane McManus of ESPN.com, Chris Johnson was asked about who he may think has the "inside track" to be the Jets' starting quarterback for the 2014 NFL season --
"They didn't give me no indication," Johnson stated. "They said those two will battle it out in camp and may the best man win."
Rex Ryan has said previously that new free agent acquisition Michael Vick would have a chance at winning the starting quarterback job from last year's starter, Geno Smith. However, he never indicated whether the job was completely up for grabs, or whether it was Smith's to lose.
Vick is ready to compete for the job, no matter what the situation is:
"Well, anywhere I go, or any team, I'm always going to compete for the No. 1 spot," Vick states in McManus's article. "And I will encourage any other quarterback behind me or in front of me to always compete for their job, for the No. 1 spot. That's how champions are made."
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