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Matt Simms | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: Tennessee
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Jets waived QB Matt Simms.
Simms was thought to have beat out Tajh Boyd, but the Jets will only carry Michael Vick behind Geno Smith. Aug 30 - 4:17 PM

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Matt Simms appears to have the Jets' No. 3 quarterback job "locked up."

Simms is competing for the gig with sixth-round rookie Tajh Boyd. Boyd didn't even play in the preseason opener Thursday night, while Simms played the second half and completed 13-of-18 passes for 96 yards. Boyd appears headed to the practice squad, and has been dubbed a "draft mistake" by the media.
Aug 8 - 10:39 AM

Jets re-signed QB Matt Simms.

Simms, 25, appeared in three games this past season, completing 16-of-31 throws (51.6 percent) for 156 yards, one touchdown, an interception, and a lost fumble. Simms was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent in March, which meant he was staying with the Jets no matter what. Now it's official as he'll play out 2014 on a one-year, $495,000 deal. Once Mark Sanchez is released, Simms will officially be penciled in as the No. 2 quarterback behind Geno Smith. The Jets are expected to add at least one more quarterback to their roster. Simms is a favorite of the Jets' coaching staff, but lacks starting-caliber NFL tools.
Jan 14 - 10:02 AM

Matt Simms completed 9-of-18 passes for 79 yards and an interception in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

Simms started the second half over a struggling Geno Smith, but was largely ineffective moving the offense. He took three sacks and had two turnovers, with most of his completions coming against prevent defense late in the fourth quarter. It's clear Simms isn't an upgrade over Smith, but the benching was needed after the Jets' brutal first half. With coach Rex Ryan declining to name a starter for Week 14, Smith isn't a lock to regain his starting job.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan "dodged the question" Monday when asked if Matt Simms will get any first-team practice reps this week.

Judging from Rex's presser, it seems safe to say Geno Smith will be on an exceedingly short leash in Sunday's game against Miami. The Dolphins aren't a very good team, but their defense will be a recommended Week 12 fantasy play.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Replacing a struggling Geno Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 11 loss to Buffalo, Matt Simms completed 4-of-6 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.

His score went to TE Jeff Cumberland from 13 yards out. The Jets figure to turn back to Geno ahead of a Week 12 clash with the Ravens, but there are no guarantees. Wait to see what Rex Ryan says on Sunday evening and during his Monday press conference, after reviewing Smith's Week 11 game tape.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan shot down a report from earlier in the week that said backup QB Matt Simms "has some real support to play" within the Jets' organization.

"Well, I think there are a lot of guys that like Simms, I don't think there's any doubt, but to say as our starting quarterback? I don't see that," Ryan said. "Again, I'm obviously saying that that couldn't happen, but we see Geno as our starting quarterback now, and that's how we see it. We like Matt -- or Phil, if you want." The Jets are going to ride or die with Geno Smith.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 09:36:00 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, backup QB Matt Simms "has some real support to play" within the Jets' organization.

"Should Geno (Smith) struggle, worth watching," Schefter reported. Simms is a 24-year-old former undrafted free agent out of Tennessee. He beat out Greg McElroy for the Jets' backup job in August, finishing the preseason with a 74.6 completion rate and 8.1 yards-per-attempt average without a turnover on 59 throws, albeit against deep backups. Smith has been the weak link on a Jets team that has otherwise been better than people expected. If Smith keeps giving the ball to the other team, the Jets' offensive staff may have to seriously contemplate a switch. Geno has five turnovers through two games.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan talked up QB Matt Simms as one of the Jets' most improved players in 2013 training camp.

Simms will enter the season backing up Geno Smith, at least until Mark Sanchez (shoulder) returns. "This young man has really improved now ... oh, my goodness," said Rex of Simms. "Clearly, he has arm talent to play in the league. Quite honestly, I don't think I've ever seen anybody make the improvements he's made." Simms, 24, finished the preseason 44-of-59 (74.6 percent) for 478 yards (8.1 YPA), one touchdown, and zero turnovers. Simms did take a whopping seven sacks in the preseason finale.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:54:00 PM

Jets agreed to terms with Tennessee QB Matt Simms.

Son of Phil and brother of Chris, Matt attempted just 267 career passes for the Vols. The Jets' fifth quarterback behind Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy and G.J. Kinne, Simms has an almost zero percent chance of cracking New York's 53.
Mon, May 7, 2012 09:06:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Matt Simms
5Brad Sorensen
6Tim Tebow
7Jordan Palmer
8Tyler Thigpen
9Caleb Hanie
10Curtis Painter
11John Skelton
12Mike Kafka
13Thad Lewis
14Ricky Stanzi
15Josh Portis
16Garrett Gilbert
17Keith Wenning
18Seth Lobato
19David Carr
20Rex Grossman
21Vince Young
22Brady Quinn
23Kevin Kolb
24Trent Edwards
25Logan Kilgore
26Bryn Renner
27Brendon Kay
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Chase Rettig
31Tommy Rees
32Brock Jensen
33Jerrod Johnson
34Adam Weber
35Nate Enderle
36Pat White
37Dennis Dixon
38John Parker Wilson
39Jordan Rodgers
40Tyler Wilson
41Nick Stephens
42G.J. Kinne
43Dominique Davis
44Alex Tanney
45Ryan Katz
46Colby Cameron
47Kyle Padron
48James Vandenberg
49Mike Hermann
50Nathan Stanley
51Dalton Williams
52Matt Brown
53Caleb TerBush
54Tim Jenkins
55Dayne Crist
56Tajh Boyd
57Stephen Morris
58Collin Klein
59Alex Carder
60Rusty Smith
61Keith Price
62Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Chris Ogbonnaya
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Dion Lewis
11Jamie Harper
12Daniel Thomas
13Chris Rainey
14Lache Seastrunk
15Tim Cornett
16D.J. Harper
17Stephen Houston
18Fitzgerald Toussaint
19Terrance Ganaway
20Edwin Baker
21Alvester Alexander
22Jeremy Stewart
23Joe Banyard
24Tauren Poole
25Jewel Hampton
26Zach Brown
27Jeff Demps
28Spencer Ware
29Alex Green
30Brandon Saine
31Evan Royster
32Mikel Leshoure
33Lance Ball
34Isaac Redman
35Jalen Parmele
36Javarris James
37Josh Vaughan
38Darren Evans
39Delone Carter
40Anthony Allen
41Damien Berry
42Richard Murphy
43William Powell
44Phillip Tanner
45Armond Smith
46Cierre Wood
47Stefphon Jefferson
48Michael Hill
49Ronnie Wingo
50Kendall Gaskins
51Deonte Williams
52Bradley Randle
53Quentin Hines
54De'Leon Eskridge
55Demitrius Bronson
56Derrick Strozier
57Jordan Roberts
58Orwin Smith
59David Fluellen
60Marion Grice
61Roy Finch
62Tim Flanders
63Jordan Lynch
64George Atkinson III
65Zach Bauman
66Terrance Cobb
67Dominique Williams
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8John Conner
9Harvey Unga
10Owen Marecic
11Shaun Chapas
12Dorson Boyce
13Eric Kettani
14Owen Schmitt
15Quinn Johnson
16Greg Jones
17Evan Rodriguez
18Collin Mooney
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Lonnie Pryor
22Ben Bartholomew
23Ina Liaina
24Stephen Campbell
25J.C. Copeland
26Chad Young
27Kadeem Jones
28Toben Opurum
29Maurice Hagens
30Roosevelt Nix
31James Baker
32Karl Williams
33Cameron White
34Chad Abram
35Nikita Whitlock
36Alex Debniak
37Ryan Roberson
38Jonathan Amosa
39Rupert Bryan
40Devonte Campbell
41Michael Zordich
42Jourdan Brooks
43Emil Igwenagu
44Nate Eachus
45Eddie Williams
46Jon Hoese
47Ben Guidugli
48Ryan D'Imperio
49Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Robert Meachem
4Laurent Robinson
5Michael Preston
6Titus Young
7Tavarres King
8Darius Johnson
9Keenan Davis
10Kevin Dorsey
11Taulib Ikharo
12Kain Colter
13Erik Lora
14Ryan Whalen
15Jamar Newsome
16Juron Criner
17Greg Childs
18Terrence Toliver
19Damian Williams
20Richard Goodman
21Kevin Hardy
22Tim Benford
23Lamont Bryant
24Ben Obomanu
25Devery Henderson
26Kassim Osgood
27Matt Willis
28Lavelle Hawkins
29Brett Swain
30Chaz Schilens
31Brian Robiskie
32Tiquan Underwood
33Charly Martin
34Jeremy Kelley
35Ifeanyi Momah
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Marcus Jackson
40Nathan Palmer
41Derek Moye
42Kamar Jorden
43Nicholas Johnson
44Johnathan Haggerty
45Naaman Roosevelt
46Emmanuel Arceneaux
47Chandler Jones
48Marcus Lucas
49Quincy Enunwa
50Solomon Patton
51Robby Toma
52Chris Williams
53Carlin Isles
54Will Murphy
55Skye Dawson
56Chad Bumphis
57Zach Rogers
58Josh Lenz
59Roy Roundtree
60Dan Buckner
61Travis Labhart
62Seth Roberts
63Javontee Herndon
64Donte Foster
65Jonathan Krause
66Colin Lockett
67Kevin Smith
68Seantavius Jones
69Andrew Peacock
70Quintin Payton
71Wilson Van Hooser
72C.J. Goodwin
73Tyrone Goard
74Sam McGuffie
75Erik Highsmith
76Chip Reeves
77Mark Harrison
78Cole McKenzie
79Jamal Miles
80Rashad Evans
81T.J. Moe
82Jasper Collins
83Terrell Sinkfield
84Jheranie Boyd
85Eric Rogers
86Rashaad Carter
87Demetrius Fields
88Scott Pillar
89Mike Davis
90Cody Hoffman
91Kadron Boone
92Torrence Allen
93Jon Baldwin
94Chastin West
95Mardy Gilyard
96LaQuan Williams
97Diondre Borel
98Jeremy Ebert
99Bert Reed
100Brandon Carswell
101Joseph Anderson
102Josh Bellamy
103Julius Pruitt
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Anthony Armstrong
4Kerry Meier
5Greg Little
6Stephen Hill
7Eric Page
8Raymond Radway
9Clyde Gates
10Kealoha Pilares
11Donald Jones
12Brandon Banks
13Brittan Golden
14Chris Givens
15Darius Hanks
16Aaron Mellette
17Robert Gill
18Marc Mariani
19Jordan Shipley
20Jacoby Ford
21Mohamed Massaquoi
22Earl Bennett
23Steve Breaston
24Donte' Stallworth
25Uzoma Nwachukwu
26Myles White
27Willie Snead
28Ryan Lankford
29Lacoltan Bester
30L'Damian Washington
31Charles Hawkins
32Alex Gillett
33Fred Williams
34Jeremy Gallon
35Tevin Reese
36Greg Hardin
37Eric Thomas
38Lanear Sampson
39Alec Lemon
40Lamaar Thomas
41Chris Matthews
42Chris Harper
43Martel Moore
44Nicholas Edwards
45Dominique Croom
46Emory Blake
47Nick Williams
48Michael Jenkins
49Devin Aromashodu
50David Ball
51David Reed
52Jarett Dillard
53Dezmon Briscoe
54Tim Toone
55Cobi Hamilton
56Brandon Collins
57Tray Session
58Julian Talley
59David Douglas
60Dale Moss
61Isaiah Williams
62Duke Calhoun
63Armon Binns
64Marcus Thigpen
65Jeff Fuller
66Joe Adams
67Devon Wylie
68Marvin McNutt
69Tori Gurley
70Roberto Wallace
71Bobby Sewall
72Ronald Johnson
73Devin Goda
74Kevin Elliott
75Jared Green
76Mike Willie
77Michael Calvin
78Taveon Rogers
79Andrew DePaola
80James Shaw
81Brandon Kaufman
82Terrence Austin
83Early Doucet
84Darius Reynaud
85Deon Butler
86Patrick Crayton
87Omarius Hines
88Gerrard Sheppard
89Andy Cruse
90Jason Thompson
91Perez Ashford
92Rodrick Rumble
93Ryan Spadola
94Jerry Johnson
95Tony Washington
96Jaz Reynolds
97Austin Franklin
98Micah Hatfield
99Chris Boyd
100Weston Dressler
101Anthony Amos
102R.J. Webb
103Andrew Helmick
104Anthony McClung
105Jordan Harris
106Kelsey Pope
107Alex Neutz
108Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9D.J. Williams
10Tommy Gallarda
11Daniel Graham
12Billy Bajema
13Jamie Childers
14Andrew Szczerba
15David Paulson
16Sean McGrath
17Chase Ford
18Marcel Jensen
19Steve Watson
20Evan Wilson
21Anthony Denham
22Justin Jones
23Asa Watson
24D.J. Tialavea
25Nic Jacobs
26Jacob Pedersen
27Rashaun Allen
28Cameron Brate
29Jake Byrne
30Nelson Rosario
31Konrad Reuland
32Allen Reisner
33Mike McNeill
34Michael Egnew
35Hayden Smith
36Joe Sawyer
37Phillip Supernaw
38Emmanuel Ogbuehi
39Matt Furstenburg
40Ben Cotton
41David Rolf
42Chris Pantale
43Joel Dreessen
44Kellen Davis
45Martin Rucker
46Cameron Morrah
47Chase Coffman
48Jeron Mastrud
49Steve Maneri
50Dominique Curry
51Weslye Saunders
52Richard Gordon
53Tom Crabtree
54Brody Eldridge
55Nate Byham
56Dedrick Epps
57Dan Gronkowski
58Zach Potter
59Colin Cloherty
60Kevin Brock
61Ben Hartsock
62Visanthe Shiancoe
63Evan Moore
64Jamie McCoy
65Nathan Overbay
66Martell Webb
67Cameron Graham
68Travis Beckum
69Richard Quinn
70Jake O'Connell
71Isaiah Stanback
72Evan Landi
73Taylor Cook
74Colin Anderson
75Travis Tannahill
76Jason Schepler
77Chase Clement
78Adam Schiltz
79A.C. Leonard
80Rob Blanchflower
81Joe Don Duncan
82Andre Hardy
83Michael Higgins
84Alex Silvestro
85Brett Brackett
86Tim Biere
87Dominique Jones
88Brad Smelley
89Morrell Presley
90Jerome Cunningham
91Erik Swoope
92Blake Annen
93Chase Dixon
94David Wright
95Brian Wozniak
96Justin Perillo
97Jake Murphy
98Ryan Otten
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Shayne Graham
5Rob Bironas
6Garrett Hartley
7Alex Henery
8Matt Szymanski
9Giorgio Tavecchio
10Derek Dimke
11Danny Hrapmann
12Brandon Bogotay
13Havard Rugland
14Austin Signor
15Dustin Hopkins
16Morgan Lineberry
17Quinn Sharp
18Brett Baer
19Chris Boswell
20Michael Palardy
21Sergio Castillo
22Mitch Ewald
23Kevin Goessling
24Brett Maher
25Jose Maltos
26Adam Yates
27Zach Ramirez
28Zach Hocker
29Carey Spear