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It's confirmation that Vick will get his wish for a starting opportunity rather than simply holding a clipboard.
"Nothing beyond that is guaranteed," the source told Dyer. "Geno has a bright future. We certainly drafted him thinking he can start in this league and he did last year. But competition is important to this franchise and Michael will know that if he comes here, he will be expected to compete. That will be our message."
If it's a fair competition, we believe Vick will win it.
If the increasingly injury-prone Vick is lost for a lengthy period, the Jets can still turn to Smith as insurance.