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New York Jets Re-sign Matt Simms Through 2014 NFL Season

January 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Donald Lappe

The New York Jets have re-signed Matt Simms to a one year contract. Matt Simms ended up beating out Greg McElroy in training camp, and with the injury to Mark Sanchez he served as the team's primary backup quarterback. Simms ended up appearing in three games in relief of Geno Smith, throwing for 156 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

'SAM_3170' photo (c) 2011, arctic_whirlwind - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

The New York Jets have signed backup quarterback Matt Simms through 2014. Simms appeared in three games for the Jets in 2013, in games when Geno Smith was pulled. All three games were losses, with Matt Simms putting up 156 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. He completed 56.1 percent of his passes.

While the New York Jets went with two active quarterbacks for their games in 2013, there are still some decisions to be made about the quarterback depth chart. David Garrard was brought back during the season but is currently set to be an unrestricted free agent. It is unclear whether Garrard intends on playing in 2014. Mark Sanchez is currently slated to be on the roster next season but is expected to be cut to clear up salary cap space.

It will be interesting to see if the Jets are satisfied with Matt Simms as their main backup going into 2014. The Jets should be expected to bring in some other quarterbacks to compete, but the types of signings they make will tell a lot about their faith in Matt Simms moving forward. By all accounts he is rated highly by many in the organization.

The signing was reported by Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

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Tags: contract, David Garrard, Football, Geno Smith, Greg McElroy, Mark Sanchez, Matt Simms, New York, New York Jets, NFL, salary cap, salary cap space, training camp

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