Former Jets linebacker and rookie CBS analyst Bart Scott believes the Jets should be in win now mode. The always opinionated Scott told Newsday that the Jets should start Michael Vick at quarterback, “if they want to win right now.”
“If you’re trying to win now, it’s Michael Vick,” the former Jets linebacker said Monday at a CBS luncheon promoting the network’s new Thursday night broadcasts for the 2014 season. “How could it not be?
“I think he’s the best man for the job. Right now, he’s far and away the better quarterback. He’s been in this system before and he’s flourished in it. He’s Michael Vick. He’s played at a very high level.”
The Jets have maintained that Geno Smith is the starter, and Vick was brought in to push the second year pro and provide a capable backup.
Scott believes that Vick would have won the job going away if the Jets would have held an open competition.
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“I think he’s definitely the best,” Scott said of Vick. “The only thing with Vick is staying healthy. It’s a question of, are you trying to build for the future or are you trying to win now? If you’re trying to win now, you go with Mike Vick. If you’re trying to build for the future, you go with Geno Smith.”