American football quarterback Matthew Phillip Simms, also known as Matt Simms, is a current player for Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL).
He signed a contract with the Falcons for the third time in August 2019, replacing injured quarterback player Kurt Benkert, who suffered a toe injury during a game.
Additionally, he first signed a contract with the Falcons as the part of practice squad in 2015 and later in 2017; he signed a contract with Falcons for the second time as a quarterback; however, he did not get a game due to his injury.
His Career Stats, Jersey Number
Matt Simms’ professional football career started when he was first signed to a four-year contract by New York Jets on 6th May 2012.
Following his contract, he played three games in 2013 and one game in 2014 for the Jets, where he threw for 195 yards, a touchdown, and an interception over those total four games.
Besides the New York Jets, Matt also was part of other teams like the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Legends; however, due to various reasons, he has not been able to get a game to play.
Speaking about his jersey numbers, he wore number 4 for Atlanta Falcons, 5 for New York Jets, and 8 for Buffalo Bills.
Matt Simms plays with 4 number jersey for Atlanta Falcons (Photo: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Furthermore, Matt Simms’ best season came in 2010 with 1,460 yards throws, eight touchdowns, and five interceptions, while playing college football at Tennessee.
Having been associated with various NFL teams over his career, Matt Simms has undoubtedly received the right amount as per the team’s contracts. And that amount has helped him to secure a decent net worth.
In 2019, Matt signed a one year contract of $645,000 with the Atlanta Falcons, while carrying a cap hit of $408,000.
Family Details (Parents & Siblings), Father Phil Simms
Matt Simms is the son of former NFL player Phil Simms and Diana Simms. He also has a brother, Chris Simms and a sister, Deirdre Simms.
Speaking about his father, Phil, he played for 15 years with the New York Giants and led the team to victory in Super Bowls XXI and XXV.
He also holds most of the team's passing records with 33,462 passing yards and 199 touchdowns.
Now, a retired quarterback, Phil serves as a sports broadcaster, first with ESPN and NBC before becoming the lead analyst on CBS.
Matt Simms’s Bio: Education, Height
Born in 1988 in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, he celebrates his birthday every 27th of September.
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Furthermore, Matt studied his high school at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, and for his university level, he joined the University of Louisville; however, he later transferred to the El Camino College and again moved to the University of Tennessee, from where he finally graduated.