New York Jets offensive coordinator confirms Michael Vick as backup

Marty Mornhinweg says that Michael Vick will need to be patient as backup to Geno Smith.

New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has confirmed that Michael Vick will need to bide his time and act as backup to number one quarterback Geno Smith this season.

Mornhinweg said that there was competition for the starting jersey, but to begin with the focus is on improving Smith with Vick playing a support role.

"There is competition," Mornhinweg told "Now, it may not quite be like the competition we had last year where everything was 50-50.

"We're trying to continue the progression with Geno, and then have Mike ready to go. It's just that simple, and Mike knows the exact expectations and roles that he has, and Geno knows the exact expectations."

Smith was drafted by the Jets last season.

Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass in the first quarter against the New England Patriots on August 9, 2013
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