Before you start figuring out ways for Simms to stay with the Bucs, let’s face the facts. Simms wants out of Tampa Bay. Gruden’s got five quarterbacks and Simms still is No. 5 on his list. Heck, Gruden would probably go out and pick up another quarterback from somewhere else before he keeps Simms.
Nothing has changed between Gruden and Simms, despite a strong showing by the quarterback in Saturday night’s preseason opener. The Bucs still want to unload Simms, who hasn’t played in a regular-season game in 2006 and they’ll continue to showcase him every chance they get.
Yasinskas then lists the Vikings as a potential landing place. Based on what? The fact that everyone is down on Tarvaris Jackson, and thinks Brad Childress et al are only having us on when they insist T-Jack is their guy. Someday it will sink in for these national writers that Tarvaris Jackson is the quarterback and the Vikings are not trying to add another veteran to compete with him. They have no more interest in Chris Simms than they did in Jeff Garcia when the rumors all had Favre taking his job. They didn’t want Chad Pennington either. Of course this could change if Jackson has a few bad games, but that’s all water that’s yet to get to the bridge.