The Jets like to say they signed Michael Vick in March to push Geno Smith. Consider Thursday night a gentle nudge.

Neither quarterback was overly impressive or unimpressive in the preseason opener against the Colts at MetLife Stadium, but Vick got the team into the end zone while Smith led the Jets only to a field goal in a 13-10 win.

The quarterback non-competition now returns to Cortland, where the Jets have another week of practice before their second preseason game in Cincinnati. Thursday night’s game probably did little to influence the Jets coaches when it comes to their opinions of the quarterbacks.

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

Smith, who got the start, finished 4-of-6 for 33 yards with one rush for 10 yards on two drives. He made one terrible throw, when he tossed it across the field while under a rush, but there was no Colts defender near enough to pick the ball off. Smith got the Jets to the Colts’ 33, where they had to settle for a 51-yard field goal from Nick Folk.

“It felt smooth,” Smith said. “I was able to go through my reads and hit some open guys. With time, we’ll get better and just continue to progress and continue to work hard.”

Vick entered the game in the second quarter and played one series with the starting offense. The 34-year-old showed what he can do, eluding Colts defenders on a 15-yard gain. He marched the Jets down the field on a 14-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that ended with Chris Johnson plunging into the end zone from the 1.