Given the chance to step into the quarterback role for the second half of Sunday's 23-3 loss to the Dolphins in Week 13,
Simms came out of the locker room as the quarterback at the start of the second half with the Jets down 6-0, after Geno Smith completed just 4 of 10 passes with an interception. Simms wasn't much better himself, completing 9 of 18 passes for 79 yards and a pick of his own.
Simms obviously has a chance to start in Week 14 against the Raiders, but coach Rex Ryan was not ready to name a starter after the game. A decision will be made at some point during the week.
Simms got off to a great start, completing 3 of 3 passes for 48 yards on his first drive, which ended with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cumberland.
Simms came close to a few other touchdowns passes, targeting Stephen Hill on 5- and 11-yard touchdown passes and David Nelson on a 17-yard touchdown pass, but all three attempts fell incomplete. Simms finished 4 of 6 for 60 yards.
After the game, coach Rex Ryan announced Smith would remain the starting quarterback heading into Week 12 at Baltimore.
When your backup quarterback is your leading rusher, you know you've had a bad game. But that was the sad reality for the
Simms was one of several meager contributors in the 49-9 loss. Among the others was running back
Also catching passes were tight ends
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