Matt Simms and Jermaine Cunningham Signed to One Year Contracts

By Alan Schechter

Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback

Matt Simms

(5) during the pre game warmups for their game against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Just a little bit of housekeeping to take care of from the day, courtesy of John Idzik and company.

Two players were signed to one year deals today, as noted by Brian Costello.

Jets signed QB Matt Simms and LB Jermaine Cunningham to 1-year deals. #nyj

— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) January 14, 2014

The first was Matt Simms. Matt was an excellent story for the Jets in 2013, working his way up from barely a camp arm to second string quarterback. He stepped in as admirably as anyone could when called upon to step in for Geno Smith in mop up duty, throwing to a 63.4 passer rating.

The other was outside linebacker Jermaine Cunningham. He was signed earlier in 2013 by the Jets, and was active in two games, posting no stats. After being drafted in 2010 by the New England Patriots he posted 3.5 sacks in three seasons.

Jermaine could add some speed on the outside with the pass rush, and it doesn’t hurt that he used to play for the enemy either.