- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Geno Smith: three points. Michael Vick: seven.

Quarterback controversy for the New York Jets?

Nope. Not even close. OK, well, not yet.

“We’ll just let this thing play out,” coach Rex Ryan said. “It’s our first preseason game. Obviously, we know we have two excellent quarterbacks.”

Smith led the Jets to a field goal in his two series with the starters in a 13-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. Vick created a bit of a buzz by leading a touchdown drive with the first-team offense, and showing he can still make plays with his legs.

While the Jets maintain the two are competing, it has been clear it’s Smith’s job to lose - and he did nothing to downgrade his spot on the depth chart. Smith was 4 of 6 for 33 yards - including a drive capped by a 51-yard field goal by Nick Folk - before giving way to Vick.

He also had an impressive Vick-like 10-yard scramble on a read-option.

“I thought Geno played extremely well,” Ryan said. “He had a few throwaways. I thought he did a great job stepping up in the pocket a few times and protecting the ball.”

Smith is taking 75 percent of the first-team snaps during camp. Ryan and the Jets need to know for sure what they’ve got in Smith - or if they need to go back to the drawing board next offseason.

The 34-year-old Vick came out to cheers and led a 14-play drive with the starters that tied it at 10 in the second quarter. It came mostly against the Colts’ defensive backups and was also helped by two 15-yard penalties on Indianapolis.

“To have a 14-play drive, it only builds your confidence,” Vick said.

Vick also got the MetLife Stadium crowd fired up when he took off to his left as the pocket collapsed, avoided a tackle attempt and zipped downfield for 15 yards for a first down.

“He looked great, shoot,” Ryan said with a big smile.

Vick, who ran with the backups in his second drive, finished 3 of 6 for 17 yards and rushed three times for 19 yards.

“I did all right,” he said. “Could’ve been better.”

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