|Offense||22nd||134.9 (8th)||183.2 (28th)|
|Defense||11th||88.2 (4th)||246.7 (22nd)|
|Full Draft Tracker|
One of the biggest question marks for the
So far, it seems like Smith is in the lead. The Jets plan to give him 70 to 75 percent of the first-team practice reps in training camp.
Vick was mediocre in the spring practices, but the report says it's not a stretch to think he could light it up in the preseason. After all, he has a background in Marty Mornhinweg's offense, so it should be a seamless transition.
Publicly, Vick says he's OK with his role as the mentor/backup, but perhaps that will change if it becomes obvious he's the best man for the job. From the team's perspective, the best that could happen is Smith steps up and makes it an absolute no-brainer.
"Landry was adequate but unspectacular last season, and the Jets may be hoping to unleash some of Allen’s playmaking ability," the report said. The paper considers first-round pick Calvin Pryor "a lock" to man one safety spot.
Acquiring Johnson "is not something we are actively pursuing," a team executive told Metro New York, adding “he isn’t a fit for where we are heading." The executive said Johnson is a special player, but he'd hurt the team's cap flexibility.
So far, Houston has not shown a willingness to trade Johnson, the report said.
"For all of us, it’s Geno’s team," Nelson said. "And from what we’ve been told and what we’ve been working toward, it’s Geno’s team, and Mike Vick is coming in to kind of (fill) a supporting role. If anything happens to Geno, we have a proven starter and a proven winner backing him up. That’s the direction we’re moving."
The New York Daily News said the real question is what happens if Smith doesn't perform up to expectations in the preseason. Vick could still unseat him, the paper said.
Hill was selected under the Mike Tannenbaum regime, so general manager John Idzik "just may cut the team's losses on him," the report said. Hill has 45 catches for 594 yards and four touchdowns through two seasons.
Nike Tim Tebow New York Jets Youth Game Jersey - Green Shop Now!