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Michael Vick has given the New York Jets hope in the AFC East

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The Michael Vick - Mark Sanchez switch was finally made official on Friday and the signing of Vick has already changed things for the New York Jets.

Vick joins former Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Eric Decker in moving to the MetLife Stadium so they can play in the green and white of the New York Jets.

Two years to the day since the Jets signed Tim Tebow, they sign their newest Quarterback and dump the often quite comical Sanchez- comical if your not a Jets fan at least.

Tebow was a man who led the Broncos into the play-offs through a string of impressive fourth quarter come-back performances and now has the lasting legacy of 'Tebowing-ing' amongst the NFL fans.

Vick however, is not synonymous with any gimic that i'm aware of but has just come off of a year where he was replaced as the Philadelphia Eagles starting Quarterback by Nick Foles and one point in free agency was rumoured to have no offers on the table.

He threw for over 1,200 yards in just seven games last year and in the three years prior to that threw over 8,500 yards without ever playing a full season.

Some impressive statistics and he comes as the second 'big' signing of free agency for the Jets.

Eric Decker was the first and probably still the most surprising, with 87 receptions for over 1,200 yards last year I think he could have had his pick of NFL franchises this off-season.

Alas, the two have come in and have made the Jets offense already look more impressive, but what impact could the Vick signing have for the Jets?

Well the first big issue is now who is their starting Quarterback?

Between Vick and Geno Smith, who will head coach Rex Ryan choose as his starter?

I personally think that Vick matches his plans a bit more since during last season it seemed like he was trying to get Smith to run with the ball more by running option plays but Smith wasn't having it.

Vick comes in as a man who has rushed for over 5,000 career yards and will fit into their system well.

What about outside of the current Jets roster?

Rumours are circulating that the Jets may have an interest in Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson and who knows maybe he could be enticed to the deal by his former team-mate now suiting up in New York?

Yes all these deals have elevated the Jets to- in my opinion, possibly finish second in the AFC East with a better record than the Miami Dolphins this time.

And theres the punchline, in the end, the Jets have made TWO good deals, TWO!

They still lost Santonio Holmes- who never had the greatest spell in New York but showed he can do it in the NFL during his final year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, they failed to attract both Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Darrelle Revis who both went to major rivals in the New York Giants and New England Patriots respectively.

The Patriots are doing what they do best and looking down and out but actually pulling it off by signing good players and staying on level terms with the other big powers in the AFC.

The signings made by Bill Belichick's team keep them above the Jets despite the arrivals of Vick and Decker.

Thats not to suggest that the Jets can't get post-season football in 2015 however, its just very unlikely that they'll be able to stop the Patriots winning the AFC East... again.

With the right game plan they could make a push for one of the wildcard spots and after all, free agency is still less than two weeks old and we still have the Draft to come along so maybe the Jets can improve even more.

But right now, they're nailed on for second place in the AFC East again.

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