Rex Ryan: Michael Vick to start Week 10 vs. Steelers

Michael Vick did enough Sunday to earn a second start with the New York Jets.

Rex Ryan announced after the team's 24-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that Vick will start in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"He'll start next week as long as he's healthy," the coach said in a postgame news conference.

Vick provided the Jets with a rarity Sunday: a calamity-free afternoon at the quarterback position. Vick finished 21 of 28 for 196 yards and one touchdown. Most importantly, he didn't commit a turnover. Vick suffered a head injury in the fourth quarter, but missed just one series. He was replaced by Matt Simms, a practice-squad player who moved up the depth chart after Geno Smith was declared inactive with a shoulder injury.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier Sunday that Smith could regain his starting job as soon as Week 10. Vick's turnover-free performance was good enough for Ryan to make a quick decision at the position.

It tells you a lot about what Ryan thinks of Smith, and also what the coach perceives as an effective performance for a Jets team that's now lost eight straight.

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