Namath is entitled to his opinion and as he told the press he thinks Vick is the right man for the starting job. In the end we thinks the Jets will choose whoever gives the Jets the best chance to win and a huge part of that is playing mistake free football. Holding onto the football is crucial to Rex Ryan; the Jets defense is more than capable of holding their own, but he needs an offense which can do the same to be competitive.
Geno Smith had trouble holding onto the football over the course of the 2013 season and turned the ball over by 21 interceptions and 4 fumbles. Comparatively in seven games last year Vick had three interceptions and three fumbles. The key here is that Smith had just two interceptions over his last four games in 2013 ... was he turning the corner? The Jets will want Smith to succeed, but the fact that the team has Vick on the roster gives them a better alternative at quarterback than they've had in a very long time.