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New York Jets’ Profile: QB Matt Simms

By Alan Schechter

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

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:

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.