During the 2011 season, the New York Jets lost to the Denver Broncos 13-17 on a game winning drive led by Tim Tebow. In Collision Low Crossers, Nick Dawidoff suggested that loss was the turning point in a promising season and what led to the team's subsequent toilet spiral. Tebow led the Broncos using the read-option with Willis McGahee, with a combined twenty rushing attempts.
Obviously, the Jets coincidentally now have Vick and Johnson, so it will be interesting to see if the team uses them with the read-option, as Revis suggested. Geno Smith is no shlub at running the ball himself, and in fact, the team won every game that he had a rushing touchdown last year, but he obviously doesn't have the speed of a healthy Vick.
Even if Smith wins a quarterback competition, it doesn't prevent the team from bringing Vick and Johnson in occasionally to run this sub-package. Unlike the wildcat, it doesn't remove the quarterback from the play, so the threat is much more dynamic and real. With the addition of Jacoby Ford as well, I could see the team trying some triple-option sub-packages with Ford on the end around and Vick/Johnson in the pistol formation. Either way, there's an additional threat that Revis noted: hot, nasty speed.