New York Jets: Realistic Expectations Needed for QB Matt Simms
Completing 33 of 44 passes, he demonstrated solid arm strength that originally gained notice. Him racking up 285 yards is also a respectable number. Due to this performance, Simms should be getting consideration for New York’s third-string quarterback role. Of course, he continues to fight with Greg McElroy and recent addition Graham Harrell.
The important phrase here is third-string quarterback. I do not mean to disrespect Simms in any way. Anytime a quarterback puts up that efficient of a stat line, that constitutes a good day. This production did however, come from backup defensive players.
Again, the play he demonstrated suggests he could be worthy as a backup. Reaction from some Jets fans has taken this a little too far, with some calling for Simms to start Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. These same suggestions say that Geno Smith should already be traded.
Yes, Smith appeared overmatched against the New York Giants in their third Preseason game. However, he is a rookie who also was getting his first extended action after dealing with an ankle injury.
After being selected partly by GM John Idzik, he represents Gang Green’s future. Idzik’s vision hasn’t changed, especially not after an exhibition. Simms could turn out to be a gem — after all, look at Tom Brady. As things currently stand though, he will function as a reserve signal caller.
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