"I think it's great for Geno," he said of the appointment. "I knew the entire time that Geno was going to be the starter, but Geno went out and proved that he's capable of running this team and putting this team in a position to win."
Vick refuted an SI.com feature story that painted him as being content to be a backup at this stage of his career. The story also suggested the coaches were disappointed that he didn't push Smith harder for the starting job.
"That's not true, not true at all," Vick said. "Me and my coaches, we have great conversations, we have open dialogue, and that was far from the case."
While the Jets solidified the quarterback position, they took another hit to their depleted secondary. Safety-turned-cornerback Antonio Allen, who started the last two games, suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet collision with teammate Demario Davis. Allen joined cornerbacks Dee Milliner (high-ankle sprain) and Dimitri Patterson (leg) on the injured list, leaving the secondary in shambles as they prepare to face some of the league's premier passing attacks early in the season.