I’m not going to walk on eggshells here; if the Chiefs don’t cut Tyler Thigpen and go after Chris Simms, then they are idiots. Simms was just cut by the Bucaneers. Simms has shown a knack for pulling off comebacks, and is no stranger to big games. His size, experience and potential would combine to make him a perfect Plan B to Brodie Croyle‘s Plan A. From Bucs Beat:
“They released me,” Simms said in a text message Saturday.
Simms played in three preseason games, completing 19-of-30 passes for 155 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. But he performed well enough to prove to other teams he is fully recovered from the effects of abdominal surgery that forced him to miss nearly all of the past two seasons.
The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are expected to have the most interest in signing Simms, who becomes a free agent.
The Cowboys’ backup quarterback is 40-year-old Brad Johnson, Simms’ teammate with the Bucs. The Packers have no experienced quarterback behind starter Aaron Rodgers.
“I really don’t know what’s going to happen,” Simms said. “I’m just going to wait and see.”
You’d have to think that if we were interested, that we’d be a more intriguing option than either the Cowboys or Packers. This is no knock on Croyle, but at this point I think Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo are more entrenched as thier respective team’s starters. Coming to Kansas City might be Simm’s best shot at earn a starting gig by the end of the season. That is, if we are interested. Again, we should be.