Rex Ryan can’t find any answers at quarterback, but he has as plan for who will play the position next Monday against the Dolphins.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Jets plan to start Michael Vick in Week 13 if he’s healthy enough to do so, according to a source informed of the team’s plans. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News first reported the team’s plan.


In a Tuesday conference call, Ryan said the team will not address the quarterback situation until Wednesday.

Vick, like the rest of the Jets, was dreadful in Monday’s 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, completing just 7 of 19 passes for 76 yards and one interception. His 27.6 passer rating was among the lowest of his career.

Vick also suffered a calf injury, though Rex Ryan said after the game that the decision to go to Geno Smith in the third quarter was performance-related. Smith was the Jets‘ only bright spot of the evening, completing 10 of 12 passes without committing a turnover in garbage time.

With the Jets 2-9 and officially eliminated from playoff contention for the fourth consecutive season, there is some logic to going back to Smith, a younger player who can perhaps be salvaged under a different regime in 2015.

Then again, there’s also a distinct possibility the Jets have seen enough of Smith and are ready to move on without their 2013 second-round pick. Ryan’s decision to stick with a 34-year-old veteran late in a lost season speaks volumes.

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