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Michael Vick perfect tutor for Jets Geno Smith

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Michael Vick is meeting with the New York Jets this weekend as Gang Green look to bring the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback on board.

There are plenty of doubters that discredit the move and its benefits for the Jets, but when you analyze the quality of Vick in detail, the move can only be a good one for the AFC East team.

The current starting QB for the Jets is Geno Smith after a rookie season in which he showed promise and vulnerability in equal measure.

Impressive wins against the likes of Atlanta Falcons on the road, and New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints at home, showed that he can lead his side in the big games.

However, the amount of turnovers that he was responsible for was detrimental to the side, but he may be forgiven for first season inexperience.

The introduction of Vick would make a great deal of sense for the Jets and Geno on many different levels.

Smith is a dual-threat QB who likes to move around the pocket and make plays, whilst also making plays with his legs.

Vick is a very similar type of player, and it's likely that he was enamoured with the former Atlanta Falcons QB when he was growing up.

For the generation of black QB's that have just left college or in the early years of their NFL careers, Vick is a form of inspiration for them as he came through when dual-threat QB's were not all the rage.

At this early stage in his career, Geno needs as much guidance as possible, and there would be no better teacher than Vick to guide a player looking to play the dual-threat role.

In that department, Vick has been there and done it before at a high level.

At the age of 33, he is now not able to command a first-string QB berth for a full season even if he wants to.

The elusive QB has claimed that he doesn't want to be second-string, which means there is guaranteed to be a battle for top spot wherever he goes.

This potential competition can only be good for Geno, because even if Vick wins out initially, it's extremely unlikely that he will keep the number one job for the long-term after only completing one of NFL seasons after 11 years as a pro.

Some commentators may argue that the presence of Vick will stunt the growth of Smith, but when has the former Eagles QB last actually finished a full NFL season?

2006 is the last and only time that he's actually managed to achieve this, and at his current age he is unlikely to see through 16 full games for the Jets in 2014.

That's why this move is perfect for the Jets, and if they pull it off it will be a coup for the franchise.

They will be the perfect one-two punch for the Jets over the course of the 2014 NFL season.

Head coach Rex Ryan would actually be advised to maybe consider going with dual QB's to keep both of them fresh during the season, and it would also act as a way of opening up the playbook.

Bringing in Vick would allow the Jets the potential to create a unique wildcat-style offensive package that they could utilize.

This could take the Jets to the next level as they hope to finally return to the play-offs.

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