Matt Simms to Start Thursday Night for the New York Jets

By Alan Schechter

Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms (5) drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like I am going to get my wish, at least for one night.

Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy are banged up. We know about Mark’s injury obviously, and McElroy, according to Brian Costello of the NY Post, re-injured his knee, reported as a mild knee sprain. With that, combined with the fact that Geno Smith is likely to sit, and Matt Simms gets the start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The McElroy injury is what likely brought on the signing of Graham Harrell. Harrell should be the backup to Matt Simms tomorrow night. This should be Simms’ chance to shine, and if he plays well, it could be the end of the Greg McElroy era with the New York Jets.

You guys know how I feel on this personally. I think that Simms should get a chance to play in the regular season, but that is not likely to happen. So, Simms gets his chance to hang on to the third string job.