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Jets sign Vick, release Sanchez

The Mark Sanchez era has officially ended in New York, with the Jets releasing the embattled quarterback and signing Michael Vick on Friday. Vick said that he expects to compete with Geno Smith for the team's starting job, and given Smith's struggles in his rookie season -- 21 interceptions and a 55.8 completion percentage -- he might get that shot. The choice of starter will be a key decision for Rex Ryan, who looks to be on the hot seat if the Jets miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season.

Who should start at quarterback for the Jets?

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  • Is Geno Smith the long-term solution for the Jets at quarterback?

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  • Will Mark Sanchez ever start a game in the NFL again?

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  • Who was most to blame for the Jets' struggles during Mark Sanchez's tenure as their starting quarterback?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East this season?

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  • Will Rex Ryan be the Jets' coach after this season?

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  • Who should get to wear No. 7 for the Jets?

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Jets extend Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan will get another shot at bringing a Lombardi trophy to New York, as the Jets extended his contract through the 2016 season on Thursday. Ryan has had moments where the Jets have seemingly figured it all out, but he's been unable to build them into a consistent championship competitor. His coaching acumen was on full display this season, however -- despite a number of injuries and the struggles of rookie QB Geno Smith, Ryan led the Jets to a .500 record. He'll have to do better than that in the seasons to come if he wants to remain in New York for too much longer.

What do you make of the Jets' giving Rex Ryan a contract extension through the 2016 season?

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  • Will the Jets ever be legitimate Super Bowl contenders with Rex Ryan?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East next season?

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  • Is Geno Smith the quarterback of the future for the Jets?

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  • What best describes the Jets' 8-8 record this season?

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Is Geno Smith out of chances?

Some fans celebrated Mark Sanchez's injury as a chance for the Jets to begin again with Geno Smith, but so far, Smith has shown a very Sanchez-like predilection for throwing interceptions. Smith lasted only a single quarter in the Jets' loss to the Dolphins on Sunday, and though he's been told he'll be the starter for next week's matchup against the Raiders, we wouldn't fault Rex Ryan for thinking long and hard on that decision -- the Jets are (amazingly) still in playoff contention, and a few more wins could mean a lot for Ryan's job security next season.

  • Who should start at quarterback for the Jets against the Raiders?

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  • Is Geno Smith the quarterback of the future for the Jets?

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  • How would the Jets (5-7) have fared this season if Mark Sanchez was their starter?

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  • Will Rex Ryan be the Jets' coach next season?

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Should the Jets stick with Smith?

Someday the Jets will find a quarterback who isn't in the habit of throwing several interceptions a game. At least for now, that quarterback isn't Geno Smith. The rookie threw two more interceptions in a 19-3 loss to the Ravens, giving him 18 on the season. The Jets seem to be sticking with Smith for now, and they're still in contention for a wild-card spot in a weak field, but is it worth letting Smith continue to throw picks as he works out the kinks?

  • Geno Smith will start this week for the Jets. Who should start against the Dolphins?

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  • Is Geno Smith the quarterback of the future for the Jets?

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  • What chance do you give the Jets (5-6) of making the playoffs as a wild card team?

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  • Will Rex Ryan be the Jets' coach next season?

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Are Jets legit playoff contenders?

Each week, we get a different set of New York Jets. One game, they're beating the New England Patriots. The next, they're losing by 40 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Then, Sunday, they win 26-20 over the New Orleans Saints -- whose only previous loss all season came against those same New England Patriots. Add it all up, and Rex Ryan's team is 5-4, alternating victories and defeats in each of the first nine weeks. Which means ... we don't know. Are the men in green for real? And what to make of New Orleans (now 6-2)?

  • Are the Jets (5-4) legitimate playoff contenders?

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  • What grade would you give Rex Ryan's coaching job in 2013?

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  • Will Rex Ryan coach the Jets in 2014?

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  • How many games will the Jets (5-4) win this season?

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  • What grade would you give Geno Smith's rookie season?

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  • Are the Saints (6-2) legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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