May 22, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms throws a pass during organized team activities at the New York Jets training facility. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets' Profile: QB Matt Simms

Tonight’s profile is of a player that we have looked at in the past, specifically around this time last year. However, I have decided to go back in his direction since so far in camp, he has had an increased role with the New York Jets. He has a pretty well-known last name for any New York sports fan.

Last year he was merely a camp arm, but so far in 2013 he is taking reps away from Greg McElroy. So today’s spotlight is on QB Matt Simms.


Matt Simms stands at 6’3″, 215 pounds. Here are his college stats:

2008 4 10 40.0 39 3.9 0 19 1 52.8
2010 113 195 57.9 1460 7.5 8 72 5 129.3
2011 27 62 43.5 319 5.1 0 44 3 77.1

And as usual, here is some video to watch on Matt:

Clearly, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree here. Matt Simms can play. Aside from the fact he looks like his Dad when dropping back, he does a lot of things well like his Dad. His footwork is consistent, and consistently excellent. Matt can put a beautiful touch on the ball, and place it where his guy can catch it.

He could be a bit more consistent with ball placement, but I am reaching here. Typically it was good, but once in a while, you would see the throws a bit high and away, indicating a non-existent follow through. That will have to be more consistent to get the job done.

Matt Simms seems to have a leg up on the third string QB position. Could he move up the chart? It would be very difficult, but Matt has ability.

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  • Joe Willie

    like I said before here I seen Simms play in the night Cortland scrimmage game last yr and he had the best arm there for the Jets—wasn’t even close—threw a sweet 38 yr td like a laser–he’s worth keeping on the team.

    • TheJetPress

      He certainly has the right family ties to be a good NFL quarterback. It would be a nice story to see him stick.

      • matr dontelli iii

        î’d like to see him knock that spaghetti-armed, crybaby, trouble making, backstabbing, benedict arnold dumbass that doesn’t know enough to come off the field when he has a concussion instead of gettting sacked eleven times, greg mcelroy off the team and right out of the nfl. pardon the grammar. it kinda goes out the window when i use super compound adjectives.

        • TheJetPress

          Hehe it’s ok matr. Don’t worry, not grading your grammar loll

  • Korwil

    Keep him as #3 and cut McElroy. It’s time to get rid of one of the big mouths.

    • TheJetPress

      Would not have a problem with that.

      • Dave Hanna