For a while, New York Jets fans were calling for Matt Simms to be their starting quarterback because he was an unknown quantity. But lucky for them, he continues to be an unknown quantity. The Jets cut Simms to get to the their 53-man maximum on Saturday. If he’s not good enough to make the roster, he probably wouldn’t have been good enough to start in the NFL.
The Jets also cut Tajh Boyd earlier today.
Cutting Simms leaves only two quarterbacks on the roster: Geno Smith and Michael Vick. It shows a great deal about what they think of those two quarterbacks. If Smith struggles or gets injured this year, it’s Vicks’ team. There are other free agent options, but for all intents and purposes, it’s really just Vick and Smith.
There’s no reason for it be any other way. Vick has shown that he’s more than capable of being a starter in preseason. So long as he’s healthy, he’s a viable offensive threat. But he’s never healthy, which is why the Jets are likely going with Smith — that and they think Smith is their quarterback of the future.
Via Pro Football Talk, the other cuts are listed:
In addition to the previously announced cuts of Boyd, wide receiver Stephen Hill, cornerback Dimitri Patterson and others that can be found on our roster tracker, the Jets also waived guard Will Campbell, linebacker Troy Davis, defensive tackle Tevita Finau, wide receiver Clyde Gates, defensive lineman Kerry Hyder, linebacker Garret McIntyre, safety Rontez Miles, tackle Brent Qvale, cornerback Jeremy Revves and offensive lineman Caleb Schlauderaff. The Jets also moved linebacker Antawan Barnes to the regular season PUP list.
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