Ranking every NY Jets starting quarterback since 1990

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
NY Jets, Zach Wilson / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
4 of 10

21. Michael Vick, QB, NY Jets

The Jets signed Michael Vick to serve as Geno Smith's backup ahead of the 2014 season, but just seven games into the year, Smith was benched in favor of the former Pro Bowler.

Vick would make three starts with the Jets and actually did alright for himself. He won his second start against the Pittsburgh Steelers and even became the first quarterback to reach 6,000 rushing yards in that same start.

Head coach Rex Ryan would soon turn back to Smith, however, and Vick once again found himself on the bench. He was a serviceable backup for those three games, but that's about it.

20. Frank Reich, QB, NY Jets

Frank Reich started seven games for the Jets during their infamous 1996 season that saw the team finish 1-15 in Rich Kotite's final year as the team's head coach. Reich was the one who led the Jets to their only victory that season.

The future Indianapolis Colts head coach recorded a pair of three-touchdown performances but also finished with 16 interceptions in 10 appearances. He also completed under 53 percent of his passes.

It's best not to dwell on the 1996 season for much longer, although we still have two more quarterbacks who started that season to talk about.

19. Glenn Foley, QB, NY Jets

And here's one of them. Former Jets seventh-round pick Glenn Foley earned the first starts of his NFL career during that infamous 1996 season, throwing three touchdowns and seven interceptions in three winless appearances.

Foley would actually stick around for a few more seasons as a backup, starting five more games between 1997 and 1998. He even started Week 1 for the Jets in 1998 before losing the starting job to Vinny Testaverde.

Foley had his moments with the Jets and made more of an impression than his numbers would indicate, but it's hard to rank him any higher on this list, given that he still went 1-7 as a starter.