When asked if he believed the Jets would be in a better place if he'd started sooner, the veteran did not hide behind his obligation to be politically correct.
"In my heart, yes," Vick said, via The Star-Ledger. "Yeah, I mean, to sit here and say no would show a lack of confidence in myself and my teammates. But absolutely, I think if I was starting from Day 1, then maybe it would've been an opportunity. But that wasn't the case. I wasn't put in that situation. The team wasn't put in that situation."
Vick went on to say that he feels like he could still start for most NFL teams, a desire he seems to have rekindled at some point in the last few weeks.
"The (Jets) coaches made the decisions, and I totally understood everything that was taking place," Vick said. "It was all about developing a young quarterback (Smith), mentoring a young quarterback and giving him every opportunity to succeed."