Matt Simms Is Clearly The Third-String QB Option For New York Jets

By Luis Tirado Jr.
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QB Matt Simms surely had much to worry about when he heard about the competition coming his way. The New York Jets drafted Tajh Boyd in the 2014 NFL Draft in hopes of finding a hidden quarterback gem that could not only push Simms, but also possibly be a work-in-progress kind of athlete to groom for the future.

It’s safe to say that Boyd has been anything but that for the Jets, which bodes well for Simms keeping his spot on the roster as a third-string option … for now. Not only has Boyd been struggling heavily, he didn’t even get any playing time in the preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts. It was all about getting a glimpse of what Simms could do with a majority of reps, and he did a very good job.

Simms looks like he will be the final QB on the Jets’ depth chart behind Geno Smith and Michael Vick. At this point, Boyd looks like he might have been a mistake, and could either land on the practice squad or not even have a place on the team. Perhaps with Vick in town, Simms could learn as much as he can from one of the greats at the position to help him out with his future. Nobody has ever really had a chance to see what Simms could do with first-team units as he’s been unable to crack a higher spot on the Jets’ depth chart.

Sometimes you just have to be patient and wait until your big opportunity comes, and hopefully Simms can step up and rise to the occasion. It’s in his bloodline as his brother and father know a thing or two about success.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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