Stop the presses (even though we don’t have presses here at PFT). The Jets signed a quarterback to a contract extension.
Actually, they’ve re-signed backup Matt Simms, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post.
Simms would have been an exclusive rights free agent anyway, so it’s not like he was going anywhere. But he worked himself into a viable backup option.
Of course, the Jets have far great quarterback questions this offseason, so getting this one taken care of quickly makes sense.
They still have Mark Sanchez hanging around the roster, though most expect him to be released this offseason.
While Geno Smith doesn’t have a clear mandate after an up-and-down rookie campaign, their moves this offseason should make clear how they view him. They could always bring back David Garrard if all they want is a stable-pony, but an upgrade in competition would indicate Smith’s hold on the job isn’t as secure.