It wouldn’t be a Jets training camp without beat writers painstakingly counting first-team reps for the players aspiring to be the team’s starting quarterback. That practice has continued in 2014.
Geno Smith has taken 75 percent of the snaps with the first team in the early days of camp, which would seem to lend credence to the widely-held belief that he has an edge over Michael Vick. It’s the belief held by Vick and one that many members of the jets have also espoused since the start of camp, but the General Manager John Idzik continues to insert the idea that the team is not leaning in any direction.
“I don’t think it’s titled at all.” Idzik said, Via the New York Daily News. “It’s not just purely quantifiable like that and reading the playtime and the reps and drawing assumptions from that.”
Vick has a much longer track record than smith and it’s understandable that the Jets would feel less of a need to see him in action right now, especially since he has already played for offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. When every other sign points to its being Smith’s job to lose, though, it points more to the Jets wanting smith to avoid any complacency that could come with having the job than the kind of open competition that the team has said it is at other points this offseason.