With Geno Smith struggling and Rex Ryan on the hot seat, Michael Vick could take over at Quarterback. Rex Ryan needs to win now and the offense clearly needs a spark that Vick can provide.
Fantasy Impact: If Michael Vick does end up starting for the Jets, he is definitely worth a waiver wire addition. Vick will have a better offensive line now than he did in Philadelphia and is familiar with offense. Vick can end up being a solid QB2 and a good bye week replacement.
Rex Ryan responded to a question about using Michael Vick in Wildcat packages on Saturday by saying: "You're trying to win the game. If you think that's the best thing for your team, then absolutely you'll consider it." (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: This probably isn't worth reading too much into, but Michael Vick may be more than just Geno Smith's backup this season, and could see some playing time as a change-of-pace quarterback for New York. If this is the only way he is going to see the field, then Vick will most likely go undrafted. But if he shows promise and Smith's game crumbles, then Vick may have the chance to start for the Jets and could end up having some fantasy value further down the line. Expect him to start the season on waivers in most fantasy leagues.
Geno Smith looked sharp as he got about 76 percent of the first-team reps on the first day of training camp with 13 - compared to Michael Vick's four. Vick, working mostly with the second team completed two of five passes, with one interception. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: If training camp continues like this, then it would probably safe to assume that Geno Smith will be the Week 1 starting quarterback for the Jets. At this point, it wouldn't be a wise move to draft Michael Vick who - even if he manages to beat out Smith for the starting role - is still no guarantee to be a high-scoring fantasy quarterback.