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Matt Simms | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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
4Josh Portis
5Matt Simms
6Curtis Painter
7John Skelton
8Thad Lewis
9Ricky Stanzi
10David Carr
11Rex Grossman
12Vince Young
13Brady Quinn
14Kevin Kolb
15Jordan Palmer
16Tyler Thigpen
17Caleb Hanie
18Garrett Gilbert
19Keith Wenning
20Brad Sorensen
21Seth Lobato
22Tim Tebow
23Logan Kilgore
24Jordan Rodgers
25Bryn Renner
26Brendon Kay
27Brett Smith
28James Franklin
29Chase Rettig
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Pat White
33Trent Edwards
34Nate Enderle
35John Parker Wilson
36Tyler Wilson
37Jerrod Johnson
38Adam Weber
39Nick Stephens
40G.J. Kinne
41Alex Tanney
42Ryan Katz
43Colby Cameron
44Kyle Padron
45James Vandenberg
46Mike Hermann
47Nathan Stanley
48Dalton Williams
49Matt Brown
50Caleb TerBush
51Tim Jenkins
52Dayne Crist
53Tajh Boyd
54Stephen Morris
55Collin Klein
56Rusty Smith
57Keith Price
58Alex Carder
59Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jalen Parmele
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11LaMichael James
12Chris Rainey
13Terrance Ganaway
14Edwin Baker
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17Alex Green
18Brandon Saine
19Jewel Hampton
20Zach Brown
21Spencer Ware
22Tim Cornett
23Zurlon Tipton
24Stephen Houston
25Orleans Darkwa
26D.J. Harper
27Evan Royster
28Dion Lewis
29Mikel Leshoure
30Lance Ball
31Isaac Redman
32Ray Rice
33Javarris James
34Josh Vaughan
35Darren Evans
36Delone Carter
37Anthony Allen
38Damien Berry
39Richard Murphy
40William Powell
41Jordan Roberts
42Orwin Smith
43Derrick Strozier
44Demitrius Bronson
45David Fluellen
46Roy Finch
47Tim Flanders
48Jordan Lynch
49George Atkinson III
50Zach Bauman
51Terrance Cobb
52Dominique Williams
53Cierre Wood
54Stefphon Jefferson
55Michael Hill
56Ronnie Wingo
57Kendall Gaskins
58Deonte Williams
59Bradley Randle
60Quentin Hines
61De'Leon Eskridge
62Armond Smith
63Tauren Poole
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
6Tony Fiammetta
7Chris Pressley
8Brit Miller
9Ray Agnew
10Toben Opurum
11Maurice Hagens
12Roosevelt Nix
13James Baker
14Quinn Johnson
15Harvey Unga
16Owen Marecic
17Shaun Chapas
18Dorson Boyce
19Eric Kettani
20Owen Schmitt
21Greg Jones
22Evan Rodriguez
23Collin Mooney
24Braden Wilson
25Zach Boren
26Lonnie Pryor
27Jordan Campbell
28Ben Bartholomew
29Ina Liaina
30Stephen Campbell
31J.C. Copeland
32Chad Young
33Kadeem Jones
34Chad Abram
35Alex Debniak
36Ryan Roberson
37Jonathan Amosa
38Rupert Bryan
39Devonte Campbell
40Michael Zordich
41Jourdan Brooks
42Emil Igwenagu
43Nate Eachus
44Jon Hoese
45Ben Guidugli
46Eddie Williams
47Ryan D'Imperio
48Karl Williams
49Cameron White
50Nikita Whitlock
51Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Titus Young
5Michael Preston
6Darius Johnson
7Keenan Davis
8Lamont Bryant
9Kevin Hardy
10Tim Benford
11Josh Bellamy
12LaRon Byrd
13Greg Childs
14Julian Talley
15Deonte Thompson
16Taulib Ikharo
17Kain Colter
18Solomon Patton
19Erik Lora
20Terrence Toliver
21Ryan Whalen
22Jamar Newsome
23Ben Obomanu
24Devery Henderson
25Richard Goodman
26Johnathan Haggerty
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Emmanuel Arceneaux
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Chandler Jones
37Marcus Lucas
38Will Murphy
39Skye Dawson
40Chad Bumphis
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Robby Toma
44Carlin Isles
45Jonathan Krause
46Colin Lockett
47Travis Labhart
48Seth Roberts
49Jordan White
50Chris Summers
51Marcus Jackson
52Derek Moye
53Kamar Jorden
54Nicholas Johnson
55Jeremy Kelley
56Sederrick Cunningham
57Zach Rogers
58Josh Lenz
59Roy Roundtree
60Dan Buckner
61Kerry Taylor
62Tyrone Goard
63Sam McGuffie
64Erik Highsmith
65Chip Reeves
66Mark Harrison
67Cole McKenzie
68Jamal Miles
69Rashad Evans
70T.J. Moe
71Jasper Collins
72Bert Reed
73Jeremy Ebert
74Joseph Anderson
75Brandon Carswell
76Quintin Payton
77Wilson Van Hooser
78C.J. Goodwin
79Kevin Smith
80Seantavius Jones
81Andrew Peacock
82Terrell Sinkfield
83Jheranie Boyd
84Eric Rogers
85Rashaad Carter
86Demetrius Fields
87Scott Pillar
88Mike Davis
89Cody Hoffman
90Kadron Boone
91Torrence Allen
92Julius Pruitt
93Mardy Gilyard
94LaQuan Williams
95Diondre Borel
96Jon Baldwin
97Chastin West
WR21Davone Bess
2Braylon Edwards
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Donald Jones
8Marc Mariani
9Clyde Gates
10Austin Pettis
11Kealoha Pilares
12Brandon Banks
13Raymond Radway
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Jordan Shipley
16Jacoby Ford
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Earl Bennett
20Eric Page
21Brittan Golden
22Chris Givens
23Darius Hanks
24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Da'Rick Rogers
27Donte' Stallworth
28Uzoma Nwachukwu
29Myles White
30Willie Snead
31Ryan Lankford
32Eric Thomas
33Lacoltan Bester
34L'Damian Washington
35Chris Matthews
36Nick Williams
37Charles Hawkins
38Alex Gillett
39Fred Williams
40Jeremy Gallon
41Greg Hardin
42Michael Jenkins
43Chris Harper
44Martel Moore
45Nicholas Edwards
46Dominique Croom
47Emory Blake
48Tavarres King
49Lanear Sampson
50Alec Lemon
51Lamaar Thomas
52David Douglas
53Dale Moss
54Brandon Collins
55Tray Session
56Jeff Fuller
57David Ball
58Devin Aromashodu
59David Reed
60Jarett Dillard
61Dezmon Briscoe
62Isaiah Williams
63Tim Toone
64Duke Calhoun
65Roberto Wallace
66Bobby Sewall
67Terrence Austin
68Tori Gurley
69Ronald Johnson
70Deon Butler
71Darius Reynaud
72Early Doucet
73Joe Adams
74Devon Wylie
75Marvin McNutt
76Kevin Elliott
77Jared Green
78Mike Willie
79Michael Calvin
80Taveon Rogers
81Andrew DePaola
82James Shaw
83Devin Goda
84Ryan Spadola
85Jerry Johnson
86Brandon Kaufman
87Jason Thompson
88Perez Ashford
89Rodrick Rumble
90Patrick Crayton
91Micah Hatfield
92Chris Boyd
93Weston Dressler
94Omarius Hines
95Gerrard Sheppard
96Andy Cruse
97Anthony Amos
98R.J. Webb
99Andrew Helmick
100Anthony McClung
101Jordan Harris
102Tony Washington
103Jaz Reynolds
104Austin Franklin
105Kelsey Pope
106Alex Neutz
107Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Leonard Pope
5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10Mickey Shuler
11D.J. Williams
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Phillip Supernaw
16Jamie Childers
17Andrew Szczerba
18David Paulson
19Sean McGrath
20Steve Watson
21Justice Cunningham
22Marcel Jensen
23D.J. Tialavea
24Evan Wilson
25Anthony Denham
26Rashaun Allen
27Cameron Brate
28Dan Gronkowski
29Matt Furstenburg
30Ben Cotton
31David Rolf
32Chris Pantale
33Jake Byrne
34Gerell Robinson
35Nelson Rosario
36Joe Sawyer
37Emmanuel Ogbuehi
38Jacob Pedersen
39Justin Jones
40Asa Watson
41Brody Eldridge
42Nate Byham
43Zach Potter
44Colin Cloherty
45Martin Rucker
46Cameron Morrah
47Mike McNeill
48Hayden Smith
49Konrad Reuland
50Allen Reisner
51Weslye Saunders
52Jeron Mastrud
53Steve Maneri
54Dominique Curry
55Dedrick Epps
56Joel Dreessen
57Ben Hartsock
58Visanthe Shiancoe
59Jamie McCoy
60Nathan Overbay
61Martell Webb
62Michael Higgins
63Alex Silvestro
64Andre Hardy
65Cameron Graham
66Travis Beckum
67Richard Quinn
68Jake O'Connell
69Isaiah Stanback
70Evan Moore
71Brian Wozniak
72Justin Perillo
73Erik Swoope
74Blake Annen
75Chase Dixon
76Jason Schepler
77Chase Clement
78Adam Schiltz
79A.C. Leonard
80Rob Blanchflower
81Joe Don Duncan
82Tim Biere
83Dominique Jones
84Evan Landi
85Taylor Cook
86Colin Anderson
87Travis Tannahill
88Morrell Presley
89Jerome Cunningham
90Jake Murphy
91David Wright
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Rob Bironas
5Garrett Hartley
6Alex Henery
7Nate Freese
8Carey Spear
9Matt Szymanski
10Giorgio Tavecchio
11Derek Dimke
12Danny Hrapmann
13Brandon Bogotay
14Havard Rugland
15Austin Signor
16Dustin Hopkins
17Morgan Lineberry
18Quinn Sharp
19Brett Baer
20Chris Boswell
21Michael Palardy
22Sergio Castillo
23Mitch Ewald
24Kevin Goessling
25Brett Maher
26Jose Maltos
27Adam Yates
28Zach Ramirez
29Zach Hocker