Matt Simms, son of CBS analyst and former New York Giants Super Bowl winning quarterback Phil Simms, has been signed by the New York Jets. Simms was signed after the Jets wrapped up their weekend rookie minicamp. It is being reported that the New York Giants, his father’s old team, also worked out the youngest Simms family member but drew no interest. Simms attended Jets workout as a non-roster invitee.
The New York Jets headed into the offseason with no backup quarterback on the roster behind current starter Mark Sanchez. The Jets have now added four signal callers in the past few months, most notably, former Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow. Simms joins Greg McElroy and G.J. Kinne on the New York roster.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan spoke in glowing terms regarding the former Tennessee Volunteer and Louisville Cardinal. “With Simms, the thing that you’re impressed with immediately is how he can throw the football. I mean, he definitely has a great arm. He can really spin it. The thing you don’t see is, obviously, how he is against the rush and all that.”
Simms older brother, Chris, had a short NFL career with both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans. Chris’ career was seemingly cut short by a ruptured spleen injury suffered against the Carolina Panthers.