Michael Vick’s new jersey number, #1 indicates that he thinks he is the man for the quarterback job entering the 2014 season as a New York Jet. 2014 New York Jets Betting Odds have NY at +5000 moneyline to win Super Bowl 50. Vick did not come to be a backup and he will battle Geno Smith for the reigns to the offense that is likely the key to success. Head coach Rex Ryan’s hard-hitting defense and a grind it out offense will try to get back to the playoffs after Geno Smith and the ‘Planes just missed with an 8-8 finish a year ago. Our Expert NFL Picks panel make our plays on NY with our insiders breakdown. 2014 New York Jets Betting Odds are at 70 to 1 Odds to win the 2015 Superbowl at Carbon Sports
Expert NFL Predictions Team Strengths: Dominant defensive line that is big, fast and can get to the quarterback. Aggressive defensive scheme that Rex Ryan has perfected. Hard-hitting back seven led by linebackers David Harris and Quinton Coples. Smash-mouth offensive line led by Pro-Bowl center Nick Mangold. Cannon-armed and athletic 33-year old QB Michael Vick (86.5 rating w/Eagles) who is an upgrade over Geno Smith (66.5 passer rating). Combination of speed and power with running backs Chris Johnson (203 Lbs. 4.35 40-speed) and Chris Ivory (220 lb. 4.50). Underrated receivers that have size and can get open. Excellent run defense (3.6 yards per carry 13′) that should again be among the best in NFL. Young blood added in the draft with 12 draftees.
Expert NFL Predictions Team Weaknesses: Suspect defensive backs and safeties in coverage. Turnover prone QB’s in Vick and Smith. Tougher schedule with improved talent in AFC East. New veteran additions that have question marks in Vick, Johnson, wide receiver Eric Decker. Rex Ryan’s lack of offensive knowledge and 2nd year ofeensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg who’s offense was 29th in scoring and 25th in yards in his first stint with NY.
Expert NFL Predictions Analysis: Rex Ryan needs to win now which means he will most likely go with the more experienced, faster Vick (4.40 40-speed). Geno Smith (4.55) is talented but tunnel-visioned and streaky. QB play was the Jets Achilles heal last season and despite Vick’s careless ball security and inaccuracy he can still win games. Expect a bounce back season built on a strong running game and defense led by trench beasts DT’s Muhummad Wilkerson (6’4” 315 4.95) and Sheldon Richardson (6’3” 294 5.00). The Jets play the Patriots better than any other division foe and a season north of .500 and possible playoff berth is in our forecast.
Expert NFL Picks: 9 Wins 7 Losses (Over 7.0 Wins Total)