Matt Simms RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Matt Simms became the Jets’ go-to backup quarterback

    New York Post "In the fall of 2012, Matt Simms wondered if he would ever get another chance. The quarterback had been cut at the end of training camp that year and spent the fall working with high school quarterbacks and getting a few tryouts with NFL teams. But he could not be sure if he would ever put on an..." August 28

  • Jets re-sign backup QB Matt Simms to one-year deal

    New York Daily News "Jets backup quarterback Matt Simms was expected to be a free agent this offseason, but the young signal caller has renegotiated his contract to extend through 2014, according to a person familiar with the situation. Simms is scheduled to have a salary of $495,000 in 2014, according to league..." January 16

  • Jets bench Geno Smith, insert Matt Simms to start 2nd half

    CBSSports.com "In the past two games, Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has been horrendous, piling up passer ratings of 10.1 two weeks ago and 22.3 in Week 12. After the Jets accumulated two first downs, 39 total yards and zero points in the first half vs. the Dolphins -- with a passer rating of 8.3 (!) -- the..." December 01

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Asked if any consideration to start Simms, Rex Ryan dances around the question. Oh, boy, did he avoid that one. #Jets

  • Geno leans on advice from Simms — Phil and Matt

    New York Post "This took place in the darkness of the quarterbacks meeting room on Monday, the day after the Jets’ blowout loss in Buffalo, where Geno Smith endured his worst game as a pro, giving the ball away to the Bills four times and was as much a reason as any the Jets lost the game. Smith’s backup,..." November 21

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Within Jets organization QB Matt Simms has some real support to play. Should Geno Smith struggle worth watching.

  • Ryan: Simms has been ‘absolutely outstanding’

    New York Post "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..." August 31

  • Simms makes case to be Jets’ third-stringer

    New York Post "Matt Simms may have played his way onto the Jets last night ... if he can walk this morning. The quarterback made his case to be the team’s third-string quarterback after completing 33-of-44 for 285 yards in a 27-20 win over the Eagles at MetLife Stadium in the Jets’ preseason finale. We’ll..." August 30

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    According to source Greg McElroy re-injured his knee in practice this week leading to Harrell signing. Matt Simms starting tomorrow. #NYJ

  • Jets select QB Geno Smith in the second round

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets have added another quarterback into the mix. Geno Smith, thought by many to be the best overall quarterback prospect in the Draft, slipped all the way to the Jets in the second round. They did not let him slide any further. The Jets drafted their third quarterback since 2009, adding..." April 26