Vick was signed ostensibly to be second-year quarterback Geno Smith's backup. Johnson insisted there is no lack of confidence in Smith within the organization, and that the addition of Vick makes plenty of sense after the Jets were left without an experienced second-string QB last season. Smith got the job in training camp after incumbent Mark Sanchez was hurt and lost for the season in a preseason game.
"We always try to bring in a veteran, particularly for a young guy," Johnson said. "You want a veteran,Bruce Bowen Jersey
, a guy who's been there. (Vick) has been around football. He can ... give a lot of insight to the younger player in terms of what it's like to play in the NFL and what it's like to play quarterback, the hardest position. I think that's invaluable."