Vick and Smith Are Very Similiar
If the New York Jets were looking for an awfully similar quarterback to Geno Smith, then they did right by signing Michael Vick on Friday.
The top two gunslingers for Gang Green are close physically - Vick is 6-foot-0, 215-pounds and Smith stands at 6-foot-3, 221-pounds.
Statistically, they’re both really consistent … at turning the ball over. In his rookie season, Smith averaged 1.6 turnovers per contest. Over the past three seasons, Vick has averaged 1.3 turnovers a game.
Both individuals come from a dual threat, rushing quarterback system in college with professional offenses that have asked them to control themselves more in the pocket.
Maybe the second-year Smith should take it as a compliment that John Idzik and company likes his game so much that they want someone who makes similar mistakes.
The big difference? Vick is 10 years older (33) than Smith and has declined since his career-year in 2006 as he’s struggled to stay healthy. It’s been eight years since Vick played a full season.
Oh, one more contrast – Vick will make $5 million this season. Smith? $1.13 million.
So, who’s excited about this Vick signing?