NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s most popular backup quarterback will be sticking around in 2014.
The Jets have extended Matt Simms’ contract through next season, according to the New York Daily News. He’ll be paid $495,000, the paper reported.
Simms beat out Greg McElroy for the Jets’ backup job during the preseason. McElroy was released in late August.
Simms appeared in three games for the Jets in 2013, going 16 of 31 for 156 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Some Jets fans clamored for more of the 25-year-old during a rough post-bye stretch for starter Geno Smith.
New York also has former starting quarterback Mark Sanchez on its roster. Sanchez, coming off shoulder surgery, has said he wants to remain with the team, though he’s in danger of being released thanks in part to a potential $13.1-million hit against the salary cap.
Jets general manager John Idzik has said the team will “look at quarterbacks” during the offseason.
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