The Jets told newly signed RB Chris Johnson their quarterback position would be an open competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick.
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"They said those two will battle it out in camp and may the best man win," said Johnson. The Jets' best case scenario is Smith plays well in the preseason and wins the job outright, but they would not have brought in Vick unless there was some doubt about Smith's ability to develop into an NFL starter. Smith posted a 12-21 TD-to-interception ratio in 2013.
Jets exercised RE Muhammad Wilkerson's team option for 2015.
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It's expected to be worth roughly $6.969 million. Wilkerson is coming off a monster season, gobbling up the run while notching 10.5 sacks. Although he's now under team control for the next two seasons, it's possible the sides hammer out an extension before Week 1.
New Jets RB Chris Johnson understands he's entering a timeshare.
Memorably, Johnson was against the Titans' signing of Shonn Greene last season, but has changed his tune. "I want to come into a program where I think we could win," Johnson said. "And if that's what the coach feels we (have to do to) win, then that's what we have to do." Johnson's YPC slumped to 3.86 in 2013, but he could be reinvigorated as a committee back who gets to concentrate on his strengths. Johnson should be in for 12-15 touches per game.