"I think that's already been addressed as far as who the starter is," Vick said Wednesday, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "There's no more speculation about that."
His ongoing refusal to publicly toe the company line also implies that he was promised an open competition upon signing with the Jets.
As Ryan and Vick serve and volley semantics, Mehta astutely points out that the only competition is the "two-man grudge match between Good Geno and Bad Geno," with Vick as an "innocent bystander."
As long as Smith doesn't faceplant in preseason action, he will be under center in Week 1. If "Bad Geno" resurfaces before Halloween, Vick will be there to pick up the pieces.