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48 Isaiah Simmons LB

Arizona Cardinals

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Player Updates

February 4, 2021 10:16 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Contributes across board as rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons posted 54 tackles (43 solo, 4.5 for loss), two sacks, two pass defenses, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 16 contests during the 2020 campaign.

The eighth overall pick in the 2020 draft, Simmons arrived in Arizona and found himself in a crowded LB corps. Once his rookie season kicked off, he didn't play more than 30 percent of the defensive plays in any of the first seven games, but after the team's Week 8 bye, he become more of a regular in the defense. Along the way, his versatility allowed him to see time at inside linebacker, outside linebacker, safety and slot cornerback en route to 33.9 percent of the snaps on defense. Depending on how the Cardinals proceed in the offseason, Simmons is a good bet to be a starter in 2021.

December 13, 2020 11:48 AM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Cleared for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons (neck/back) is active for Sunday's game versus the Giants.

Starting linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) is also active, meaning Simmons likely won't start in Week 14. Simmons has played roughly 40 percent of the defensive snaps per game in a backup role, yielding 28 stops and two sacks over the past five outings.

December 11, 2020 09:12 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Questionable against Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons (neck/back) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Starting linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) is also questionable. Simmons could have a starting opportunity on tap if he's able to play and Campbell is sidelined, but their final statuses may not be clear until 90 minutes before the 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff when the inactives list is revealed.

December 10, 2020 06:24 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Added to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons (neck/back) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice session, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The rookie first-round draft choice fielded 32 defensive snaps during a Week 13 loss to the Rams, collecting five tackles. Simmons was able to practice without restrictions Wednesday, making his Thursday absence notable as a Sunday afternoon tilt against the Giants approaches. A late-week injury is never encouraging, but the Clemson product will have one more opportunity to get on the practice field before a determination is made on his Week 14 availability.

November 20, 2020 04:24 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Busy in TNF loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons racked up 10 tackles (nine solo) and one sack during Thursday's 28-21 loss to the Seahawks.

Simmons notched the first sack of his young career during Thursday's divisional loss and also recorded double-digit tackles for the first time. The rookie out of Clemson's opportunity came with veteran De'Vondre Campbell playing limited snaps while nursing a calf injury. Coming off such a strong showing, Simmons may have proven himself worthy of handling increased defensive snaps down the stretch.

October 26, 2020 11:52 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Comes up with game-saving pick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons finished with a tackle and an interception in Sunday night's overtime victory over the Seahawks.

Simmons was only on the field for six percent of his team's defensive snaps, but he came through when it counted most, picking off Russell Wilson late in the overtime period. The rookie out of Clemson has recorded 12 tackles over his first seven NFL games.

September 28, 2020 03:32 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Could see snap count ramp up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kliff Kingsbury relayed Monday that Simmons could log time at safety moving forward, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The Cardinals haven't utilized their eighth overall pick much, as Simmons has yet to log more than 18 defensive snaps in a game. However, S Budda Baker (thumb) could miss time with surgery on tap, and S Chris Bango exited this past Sunday's loss to Detroit with a hamstring injury. Simmons is uniquely qualified to make the shift from linebacker to safety, as he often lined up all over the defensive formation at Clemson. Even if it takes him some time to adjust, Simmons can lean on his elite athleticism (4.39-second 40, 39-inch vertical) to help make the transition. This would be an intriguing way for Simmons to stay on the field in Week 4's matchup versus the Panthers and potentially beyond.

September 15, 2020 07:56 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Opens career with three tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons had three solo tackles during Sunday's 24-20 win at San Francisco.

The Cardinals invested the eighth pick in the 2020 draft on Simmons, but the rookie didn't pay dividends in his pro debut. In fact, he had a difficult day, getting called for a horse collar tackle on the first play from scrimmage and taking a horrible angle near the start of Raheem Mostert's eventual 76-yard catch and run for a TD on the 49ers' second possession. By game's end, Simmons logged 18 snaps on defense, while starting inside linebackers Jordan Hicks and De'Vondre Campbell played all 62. It appears Simmons will be easing into the NFL, but his versatility may allow him to get reps as both a pass rusher and perhaps even at safety due to the ankle injury suffered by Jalen Thompson in Week 1.

April 28, 2020 05:40 PM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: To play linebacker
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Simmons will play linebacker with the Cardinals, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Selected eighth overall in the 2020 draft, Simmons brings a ton of versatility to the pros, with the ability to serve as a run defender, nickel corner and safety. Joseph called Simmons a "problem solver," so he seemingly will get a chance to play all of those roles. Simmons was tabbed as the 2019 Butkus Award winner, when he collected 102 tackles (16 for loss), eight sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 15 games for Clemson.

April 24, 2020 06:04 AM
Cardinals' Isaiah Simmons: Eighth overall selection to Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals selected Simmons in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, eighth overall.

Simmons (6-foot-4, 238) is capable of playing many or most defensive positions, but it would probably be an underestimation to call the former Clemson star a 'jack of all trades.' Something more like a king of all trades could be in play, because Simmons' elite athleticism (4.39-second 40, 39-inch vertical, 132-inch broad jump) leaves him with room to project further developmental upside. Capable of run defense, pass rush and coverage from all of the linebacker, nickel corner and safety positions, Simmons should be the modern Julian Peterson.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13@ SFW 24-2030300000
Sun 09/20vs WASW 30-1500000000
Sun 09/27vs DETL 23-2610100000
Sun 10/04@ CARL 21-3110100000
Sun 10/25vs SEAW 37-3400001100
Sun 11/08vs MIAL 31-3430300000
Sun 11/15vs BUFW 32-3022400000
Thu 11/19@ SEAL 21-28911010000
Sun 11/29@ NEL 17-2031410000
Sun 12/06vs LARL 28-3841500000
Sun 12/13@ NYGW 26-720200000
Sun 12/20vs PHIW 33-2631400000
Sat 12/26vs SFL 12-2030300000
Sun 01/03@ LARL 7-1812300010
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
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2020ARI16754431121121202
Total16754 43.011 21121202
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/238
Birthdate:
07/26/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Omaha, NE
School:
Clemson
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: