The Jets have until today at 6 p.m. to get their roster down to 53 players.

The most interesting question right now revolves around the No. 3 quarterback spot. Matt Simms completed 33-of-44 passes for 285 yards on Thursday night against the Eagles. Was it enough to secure him the third-string job over Greg McElroy?

Jets coach Rex Ryan raved about Simms yesterday.

“Oh my goodness” Ryan said. “He always had that big arm. Clearly he has the arm talent to play in the league. Quite honestly I don’t know if I’ve seen somebody make the improvements he’s made.

“A lot of that credit goes to [offensive coordinator] Marty [Mornhinweg] and [quarterbacks coach] David Lee but mostly the credit should go to him. He’s been resilient. He’s stayed in there and has done a great job of learning the system. He has been absolutely outstanding in these preseason games. You certainly have to tip your hat to him.”

It would be surprising if the Jets dumped Simms but you never truly know at this time of year.