We reach the end of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and then welcome WWE superstar The Miz to weigh in on Ahmed's Super Brawl.(8:30) QB #4 Deshaun Watson: "Just between the lines, there is no weakness to his game"(20:55) QB #3 Aaron Rodgers & #2 Josh Allen: "This was the hardest ranking for me on the whole list" (44:00) QB #1 Patrick Mahomes: "Nobody brings more belief & magic to a football field"(58:50) Top 10 QBs To Drink A Woodford Reserve With: Producer Pete makes his own list for Twitter to hate.(1:09:30) GUEST - The Miz: We got an expert to come on and critique Ahmed's Super Brawl rankings, and he doesn't hold back
Lamar Jackson: What did John Harbaugh mean when he called his QB's big contract extension "a done deal"?Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #15 Matt Ryan, #14 Derek Carr, #13 Baker MayfieldGood, Bad, Ugly: Chandler Jones and Xavien Howard are unhappy with their contracts, but how will they get resolved?DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in AFC West: The Chiefs dominate this discussion.
We're nearing the end of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown with 4 more QBs revealed, and Paul returns with some Kentucky-themed QB Jeopardy. But first, Chris tells the story of the time his grandfather lost all his teeth.(3:55) Cam Newton & Tua Tagovailoa: How much should we care about interceptions at rainy June minicamps?(12:20) Xavien Howard, Stephon Gilmore, & Jamal Adams: Who should be getting new contracts?(22:30) QB #8 Matthew Stafford: "He's on a team now, and everyone is going to see what he's worth."(33:20) QB #7 Kyler Murray: Is Kliff Kingsbury holding him back?(41:55) QB #6 Lamar Jackson: "We're still talking about the most dangerous weapon in football"(53:40) QB #5 Russell Wilson: "If they're close in the 4th quarter, I'm going with Russell Wilson"(1:15:50) #AskMeAnything: Where would Philip Rivers rank in the Top 40? And Chris explains our podcast logo.(1:25:30) QB Jeopardy: In honor of Woodford Reserve, Paul has some Kentucky-related trivia.
Deshaun Watson: Texans GM Nick Caserio talks about a big decision they have to make on his QB before training camp. Could Watson be traded even before his civil lawsuits are settled? Patriots: Stephon Gilmore held out of mandatory minicamp. If the Patriots don't want to rework his contract, where could they deal him? And Cam Newton struggled throwing in the rain yesterday.Danielle Hunter: The Vikings pass rusher is happier now that the team restructured his deal.Sam Darnold: He came in at #19 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, but are we giving him too much of a pass for the Jets dysfunction?
Colts: Carson Wentz comes in at #18 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. And looking at each position, how strong is the supporting cast around him?Aaron Rodgers: Florio has a theory about how former teammate James Jones could factor into a resolution.DRAFT: Game-Worn Souvenirs That Would Make Us Lose Our Minds - What mementos would make Florio and Simms react like the kid who got Novak Djokovic's raquet?Chiefs: Chris Jones is learning a new position to wreak more havoc on the D-line.
We hit the Top 10 of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and Ahmed gives the final 8 tag teams in the "Super Brawl." But first, Ahmed says he's hooked on Harry Mack and Chris reminisces about the Texas freestyle rap scene.(8:30) QB #12 Ryan Tannehill: "It's time to let go of the old narratives"(24:00) QB #11 Justin Herbert: Why should defenses stop blitzing him?(34:25) QB #10 Tom Brady: "We saw a different Brady last year, and his arm is still top-notch."(48:20) QB #9 Dak Prescott: Maybe Cowboys fans finally realize what they have. And Chris takes a victory lap over an NFL "insider."(1:03:00) #AskMeAnything: Did Chris even SEE Jalen hurts play last year? And is Jon Gruden holding back Derek Carr?(1:10:20) Super Brawl: Ahmed re-brands the QB/Coach Royal Rumble and reveals the Top 8.
Simms & Ahmed reveal 4 more on the Top 40 QB Countdown, Big Phil chimes in on Baker vs Burrow, Jordan Love, and why hoops skills matters when it comes to QBs. Plus, a European version of "Rate Your Snap Count"(6:30) QB #16 Kirk Cousins: Better than you give him credit for, but there's one big thing missing(18:20) QB #15 Matt Ryan: Simms makes a bold prediction for the remainder of Ryan's Falcons career(28:45) QB #14 Derek Carr: "I thought he brought a bit of an edge...I saw him yell at Gruden last year. It made me proud."(39:15) QB #13 Baker Mayfield: "If you argued he was 9 or 10, I wouldn't fight you on it"(47:15) Big Phil: Why Baker Mayfield made a big leap last year(57:00) Baker or Burrow?(1:01:45) Jordan Love sounds like he's struggling early in Packers minicamp(1:06:30) Big Phil recalls the time a QB didn't get drafted because he wasn't good at playing basketball(1:14:30) Rate Your Snap Count: Rollicking new submissions from Scotland and England, and the phrase "There's a crab on the loose" is uttered
Ja'Wuan James: He had a busy Monday. After filing a grievance against the Broncos, he was signed by the Ravens.Bruce Arians: He and Jason Licht got new contracts...how long can we expect him to keep coaching?Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #26 Daniel Jones, #25 Jameis Winston, #24 Taysom HillDRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC South: This division is stacked."Happy Birthday? No such thing." Peter King has a special message for Florio.
Julio Jones is traded, Simms reveals 4 more names from the Top 40 QB Countdown, and Ahmed gets into the Top 10 of his QB/Coach Royal Rumble rankings. But first, Chris analyzes Ahmed's dapper Belmont Stakes attire.(5:15) Julio Jones trade: The Titans could have a historic WR duo. Ryan Tannehill is good, get over it. And why couldn't the Falcons get more for Julio?(21:00) QB #20 Cam Newton: "He still has one of the greatest presences on a football field. It's not just about the passing numbers."(35:15) QB #19 Sam Darnold: Chris still thinks he can be a franchise QB. But Ahmed knows Sam is lying.(46:20) QB #18 Carson Wentz: "I'm not going to knock him all the way down because of 1 year in a bad offense with a bad supporting cast."(59:25) QB #17 Joe Burrow: "If he doesn't get hurt, he's definitely around the Top 10 this year"(1:10:15) Homies react: What do Baker & Burrow have over Big Ben? Why didn't Jordan Love make the Top 40?(1:15:15) QB/Coach Royal Rumble Countdown: Ahmed reveals the #16-9 toughest tag teams(1:29:55) Chris Simms, Professional Body Inspector: Giovani Bernard enters the quad-rena, and AJ Dillon has 2 nicknames.
Chris reveals 5 more QBs in his Top 40 QB Countdown (with a new cool official sponsor), and Big Phil finally stopped dodging us.(7:15) #25 Jameis Winston: "He's a top 10 talent when he plays clean and smart."(15:55) #24 Taysom Hill: "Jameis is a better traditional QB, but tradition is gone."(24:25) #23 Ryan Fitzpatrick: "Fitz-tragic is over. It's done. That's old stuff."(30:50) #22 Ben Roethlisberger: "The Steelers need to take the Brady & Buccaneers route with him"(39:50) #21 Jimmy Garoppolo: Would he be ranked higher if he wasn't an injury risk?(46:10) Big Phil: He joins to weigh in on Jameis vs Taysom, and goes deep on passing mechanics.(1:19:20) Homies react: Who has a biggest upside: Drew Lock or Daniel Jones? Why doesn't Chris rank Trevor Lawrence & Zach Wilson higher?(1:26:30) High school phenom? Chris weighs in on the ridiculous throws from Texas high schooler Quinn Ewers
Handicapping QB Competitions: Florio & Simms give percentage chances on Week 1 starters for the Saints, Broncos, Patriots, Bears, & 49ersSimms Top 40 QB Countdown: #28 Trevor Lawrence & #27 Zach Wilson...Who will win more games this year?DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in AFC North: How many Browns make Florio & Simms' Top 10?
Chris continues his Top 40 QB Countdown and Ahmed continues his QB/Coach Royal Rumble Countdown, and it all sounds so much sweeter thanks to their new microphones.(6:40) #30 Mac Jones: "I don't look at him as a normal rookie"(19:05) #29 Andy Dalton: He's in front of Justin Fields now, but for how long?(30:30) #28 Trevor Lawrence: "What can't he do on a football field?"(37:20) #27 Zach Wilson: "His throwing is out-of-this-world special"(47:55) #26 Daniel Jones: "He has the potential to be a Top 15 QB"(58:20) Homies react: Why didn't Gardner Minshew or Jalen Hurts make the Top 40?(1:05:45) QB/Coach Royal Rumble Countdown: Ahmed reveals the #24-17 toughest tag teams(1:18:30) Rate Your Snap Count: Green 86! Black 80!
Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #30 Mac Jones, #29 Andy DaltonJoe Burrow & Tua Tagovailoa: One wants to "be more explosive", the other needs to "let it loose."DRAFT: Best Non-QBs in NFC West: Which team has the most elite players?
Tua Tagovailoa: He admits the Dolphins had to keep the play calls simple as a rookie, and Chris likes his candor.Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #33 Drew Lock, #32 Teddy Bridgewater, #31 Jared GoffDRAFT: Best Special Teamers of All-Time: Where does Adam Vinatieri fit in?Stefon Diggs: He says he wants FIVE Super Bowl rings
Chris reveals 5 more names in his Top 40 QB Countdown, while Ahmed is starting his own countdown. Then, the guys rate some fan-submitted snap counts.(4:35) Chris Simms, Professional Body Inspector: It's an AJ Dillon vs Mike Davis quad-off.(14:30) Simms Top 40 QB Countdown reactions: Chris responds to questions on #39 Justin Fields, #38 Trey Lance, and #37 Kellen Mond.(26:30) #35 Tyrod Taylor: "A great backup like Case Keenum, but with better physical talents"(34:20) #34 Tua Tagovailoa: "I saw growth, but he's gotta be more aggressive."(44:45) #33 Drew Lock: "He has real upside to be a big-time QB. But he's boom-or-bust right now."(51:20) #32 Teddy Bridgewater: "He has no chance of being a big-time QB, but I trust him more than Drew Lock."(58:50) #31 Jared Goff: "He battle-tested, but he doesn't play the game like a really experienced quarterback."(1:11:20) QB/Coach Royal Rumble Countdown: Ahmed went all-in and reveals pairs #32-25.(1:24:30) Rate Your Snap Count: Black 88! Purple 69!
Washington: As Ryan Fitzpatrick puts on his 9th team practice jersey, can he be more Fitzmagic than Fitztragic for the Football Team? And where do WFT's weapons rank among the NFC East teams?Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #35 Tyrod Taylor, #34 Tua TagovailoaDRAFT: Julio Jones' Next Team - Will A.J. Brown's sales pitch make a difference?
Rams: After they upgraded at QB with Matthew Stafford, how does the rest of their team stack up? Is this a Super Bowl roster?Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: #37 Kellen Mond and #36 Marcus MariotaDRAFT: Active WR Who Will Make the Hall of Fame (Where does Julio Jones come in?)
It's here! The 2021 edition of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown begins with numbers 40 to 36.(4:10) Overview: Chris explains the guidelines for his rankings. "It's not what you have done all-time or what you will do 3 years down the road. It's what you can do for me this year, and everyone's on the same team."(7:35) QB #40 Case Keenum: "One of the ultimate backups. You can win a Super Bowl with him."(14:05) QB #39 Justin Fields: "He could be Top 20 midseason. But he could also fall out of the Top 40."(30:00) QB #38 Trey Lance: Chris loves his "top end talent," but breaks down some mechanical issues.(45:45) QB #37 Kellen Mond: "He's one of the most NFL-ready rookies." And why would Bruce Arians pick Kyle Trask over Mond?(54:30) QB #36 Marcus Mariota: "If he gets his opportunity, I think he can be a starter again."
With the 2021 Simms Top 40 QB Countdown starting next week, Chris and Paul look back at last year's list.(2:35) Legs & Ass: We need to discuss Mike Davis' quads.(8:30) Simms 2020 Top 40 QBs: Chris self-scouts himself on last year's list.(29:45) 2021 QB Props: Who is the best bet to lead the NFL in pass yards & pass TD?(44:00) QB Jeopardy: We see how much Simms knows about last year's Top 10 QBs.
Before Chris starts his vacation, he, Ahmed & Big Phil take questions from the homies as they react to the full Simms Top 40 QB Countdown.(4:00) Tom Brady & Drew Brees: Does Chris underrate their mental strengths?(11:30) Adam Lefkoe weighs in on Aaron Rodgers, and Chris calls blasphemy(14:40) Deshaun Watson: Is the Texans offensive scheme doing enough for him?(17:45) Patrick Mahomes: Why was he drifting in the pocket last year?(19:40) Big Phil would make a switch in the Simms Top 5(30:45) Lamar Jackson: Where does he rank on just his throwing?(37:45) Russell Wilson: How is his offense handicapping him?(49:45) How the Simms family was photo-bombed by a dog(53:30) Big Phil makes Chris tell an embarrassing wiffle ball story(58:00) A homie suggests a Simms song for Russell Wilson(1:00:45) Tua Tagovailoa: Does he have a Top 5 ceiling?(1:06:30) Top 5 Fan Bases Maddest at Chris(1:16:30) Cam Newton: What if he doesn't play this year?(1:19:30) Jameis Winston: What if we could eliminate all his flaws?
The NFL is canceling the Hall of Fame Game, but teams still expect to start training camps July 28th. How does this change our outlook for the season?Ezekiel Elliott spoke about his recovery from COVID-19. And what can the NFL take from the MLB's safety protocols?Russell Wilson is #2 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is the Seahawks offense actually holding him back?Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has an encounter with bears (not the Chicago kind).Ron Rivera is setting a high bar for Chase Young.
The Simms Top 40 QB Countdown comes to a close and it's not surprise who's at the top. Long live Patrick Mahomes.Florio recaps the Simms Top 40. Who could topple Mahomes next year? Could someone out the Top 20 jump into the Top 5 (a la Lamar Jackson)?PFT Live Draft: Who will follow Mahomes and be the Next QB to Get His First Ring? (yes, we know Wentz already has one)We send off Simms to a well-deserved vacation.
Tom Brady is still conducting team workouts and he isn't shy about it. How is he undermining his own union's calls for safety amid the pandemic?Mike Tomlin has some more good news about Ben Roethlisberger's injury rehab.Deshaun Watson is #4 in Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. How could DeAndre Hopkins' departure actually make him a better QB?The Lions have made a transition in ownership. Could it turn around their franchise?
The unthinkable has happened...Simms has dropped Aaron Rodgers from #1 in his Top 40 QB Countdown. Why did he fall? And will he ever talk to Chris again?An oral history of Peyton Manning's free agency experience has us asking: What if he went to Washington?PFT Live Draft: Mike & Chris reminisce about the Defensive Plays that Made Them Go "Ohhh!"
Chris reveals his top 5 passers in the NFL as we finish the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. And Paul has some trivia for the fab 5.(4:15) Homies react: What does Cam Newton do better than Kyler Murray? Why is Matthew Stafford behind the less-talented Matt Ryan? Why is Carson Wentz ahead of Dak Prescott?(16:00) QB #5 Lamar Jackson: What can he improve to jump into the Top 3?(29:15) QB #4 Deshaun Watson: Why DeAndre Hopkins' departure might be a blessing in disguise(38:00) QB #3 Aaron Rodgers: "For the first time since 2010, I don't think he's the best in the game."(51:45) QB #2 Russell Wilson: Are the Seahawks setting him up to succeed?(1:05:45) QB #1 Patrick Mahomes: "There is no weakness to his game. None."(1:17:15) QB Jeopardy: Simms Top 5 QBs (plus a wild card)
Dak Prescott signed his franchise tag. Is a long-term contract inevitable?Jamal Adams keeps talking about a trade, but will that make one less likely? And is the bridge with the Jets completely burned?Carson Wentz is #6 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The guys look back at how he carried the Eagles to the playoffs (again).
Dak Prescott comes in at #8 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is he really that much better than Andy Dalton?For the 2nd year in a row, Matt Ryan is Simms' QB #7. Is he a future Hall of Famer?PFT Live Draft: Mike & Chris pick the Best WR duos in the game today. Did Ryan or Dak's weapons make the cut?Jamal Adams confirms that he's "trying" to get traded to the Cowboys. Can Dallas even afford him right now?
We're nearing the end of the Simms Top 10 QB Countdown, as Chris and Ahmed reveal numbers 10 to 6.(3:00) Homies react: How would Ryan Tannehill do without Derrick Henry? Where's Jacoby Brissett? Where would Simms have ranked himself in his prime? And Ahmed catches some backlash from jorts-lovers.(19:45) QB #10 Cam Newton: If he's a Top 10 QB, why did the Panthers let him go?(34:00) QB #9 Matthew Stafford: "Last year he was out-of-this-world good with a new playing style."(44:30) QB #8 Dak Prescott: "I like Andy Dalton. But he ain't Dak Prescott."(55:30) QB #7 Matt Ryan: Why Chris is even more impressed with him after his MVP season.(1:06:30) QB #6 Carson Wentz: "Nick Foles? They're not in the same stratosphere."(1:20:15) Talkin' Baseball: Ahmed & Chris are angry with one of their favorite sports
Florio & Simms react to recent comments by Chargers coach Anthony Lynn about Colin Kaepernick - the latest indication than an NFL team could be moving closer to signing the QB. Plus, the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown continues with Cam Newton (#10) and Matthew Stafford (#9)
We got our first look at Tom Brady in a Buccaneers uniform. What will be the biggest adjustment for him in his first season outside New England?Lamar Jackson admitted that the Ravens looked ahead of the Titans in last year's playoffs. Was the problem that simple for the reigning MVP, or are there bigger issues for Baltimore?With Premier League returning today, Simms asks Florio how many English cities he can name.Kyler Murray comes in at #12 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is he a legitimate MVP candidate this year?
Ryan Tannehill is #11 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why was he so much better with the Titans than with the Dolphins?PFT Live Draft: 2020 Leap Candidates, and Florio challenges our Kyler Murray trivia question.
Ben Roethlisberger is #14 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What did Chris see this offseason that moved him up the rankings?Kirk Cousins then comes in at #13. What stops Simms from putting him higher? And does noted Cousins lover/hater Florio agree with the ranking?
Protests: JJ Watt and Baker Mayfield weighed in on the issue of kneeling during the anthem. President Trump also took another shot at the NFL, and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had strong words for Roger Goodell and the owners. Meanwhile, super-agent Drew Rosenhaus think Colin Kaepernick "will get signed."COVID-19: As 49ers owner Jed York says "there will be a season in some way," colleges are already encountering coronavirus difficulties with athletes returning to campus.Drew Brees: The future HOFer comes in at #16 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What lies underneath the great stats that has Chris concerned?
As we approach a season shadowed by COVID-19, the NFL & NFLPA are reportedly discussing shortening the preseason and Bruce Arians talks about possibly keeping a 3rd QB away from the team in case of an outbreak.Derek Carr is #19 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What does he need to do to remain the Raiders starting QB a year from now?Chris put his man crush Josh Allen at #18 in the Countdown. Does he need to improve more than just the "full tropic thunder" moments?The Panthers took down the statue of controversial former owner Jerry Richardson. Is it gone for good?
We play Fill In The Blank with the #21-40 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The hardest QB to rank was _____. The QB with the highest ceiling is _____.Colin Kaepernick is making an impact in sports beyond football. And Ron Rivera says he'll support players who kneel, but Florio wishes the Washington media asked him another question.Philip Rivers is #17 in the QB Countdown. We take a look at his heroics through the years, and he responds to the chatter that he is done.PFT Live Draft: On Joe Montana's birthday, Florio & Simms pick the Best Players After Being Traded.Rob Gronkowski and the Buccaneers come to the rescue of a local high school.
Chris & Paul reveal 4 more names in the Top 40 QB Countdown, as 2nd Round picks are a theme of the day.(2:30) Homies: If Joe Burrow's O-line was that bad, why did they win awards last season? And why does Jared Goff rank behind Sam Darnold when he's accomplished so much more?(11:30) QB #22 Daniel Jones: When did Chris know he was wrong about his draft evaluation of him?(23:45) QB #21 Baker Mayfield: It's nuts to think this is a make-or-break year for him.(33:45) QB #20: Jimmy Garoppolo: "There's some doubt there or they wouldn't have flirted with Tom Brady."(46:45) QB #19: Derek Carr: "A better athlete with a better arm than Jimmy G."(58:45) QB Jeopardy: 2nd Round Draft Picks
Dalvin Cook will reportedly now hold out for a long-term contract. How valuable is he to the Vikings offense? And would Mike and Chris give him what he wants?Jared Goff comes in at #24 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The guys look back at a loss against the Buccaneers last season where Goff threw for 517 yards with 4 turnovers.Though Drew Brees' teammates have accepted his apology, Malik Jackson has not. Does it matter what Brees' opponents think?Kliff Kingsbury says he will support his players' decisions to kneel this season, but will it play out differently in the fall?
Sam Darnold is #23 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What does he do that makes Simms such a believer?And right ahead of Darnold is Daniel Jones, who Simms has completely reversed his opinion on.PFT Live Draft: With Dalvin Cook in mind, Mike & Chris choose the Best Current Triplets in the NFL.We praise Michael Thomas for a very charitable donation, and Deshaun Watson & DeAndre Hopkins are taking a stand against their alma mater Clemson.
Joe Burrow comes in at #26 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and we play some Fill In The Blank. If he wins the Super Bowl, it will be because _____. If he busts, it will be because _____.And at #25 is Drew Lock. Simms breaks down the X's and O's of his game, and Florio asks if 5 starts last year was too small a sample size to draw from.PFT Live Draft: On the 54th anniversary of the announcement of the NFL-AFL merger, we pick the Best Decisions in NFL History.Also, Happy Birthday Mike!
Drew Brees' comments are dominating the NFL landscape and Chris & Ahmed touch on them before they get back into the Top 40 QB Countdown with Big Phil.(7:00) Chris tells a few stories about teammates' encounters with racism(13:30) Homies: We shout out a very committed fan, and Chris defends his ranking of Andy Dalton & Gardner Minshew(20:00) Speaking of Minshew, Producer Pete Damalitilitis reveals his QB Facial Hair Power Rankings(29:00) QB #26 Joe Burrow: "The ceiling is he could be Peyton Manning."(39:00) QB #25 Drew Lock: Chris could see some monster stats for him this year.(48:15) QB #24 Jared Goff: "He doesn't make enough plays for me to put him in the Top 20."(1:08:00) Trivia: Name the 5 Cal QBs who have started a Super Bowl(1:10:45) QB #23 Sam Darnold: "He is a master Jedi in the pocket."
The NFL community continues to speak out for racial equality as Deshaun Watson marches, Sean Payton releases a strong statement, and Eric Kendricks challenges the NFL to do more.Simms puts Ryan Fitzpatrick at #28 in his Top 40 QB Countdown, or 12 spots ahead of Tua Tagovailoa. Why is Fitz so much higher, and who starts Week 1 if they battle to a stalemate this summer?With NBCSN replaying the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII tonight, Santonio Holmes reminisces about his epic TD catch.
Florio and Simms take questions from the viewers. How could Simms rank Jarrett Stidham ahead of Tua Tagovailoa? Tyrod Taylor, Comeback Player of the Year? Would you rather take Christian McCaffrey's contract or Odell Beckham Jr's?Simms ranks Andy Dalton #27 in his Top 40 QB Countdown. Is he the best backup in the NFL?PFT Live Draft: Did you know Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard? Florio & Simms pick that and other tired NFL narratives.The NFL announces that all teams will host their training camp at their own regular facilities, and Simms explains why coaches might not like that.
Chris reveals four more names in his Top 40 QB Countdown, and Paul has some trivia on journeymen who you’ll find high up on the all-time passing yards list.(2:30) Chris responds to questions about his rankings for Jarrett Stidham & Nick Foles(10:00) QB #30 Gardner Minshew II: Will he still be the Jaguars starting QB 3 years from now?(22:45) QB #29 Teddy Bridgewater: Does he need to play more aggressively with the Panthers?(34:30) QB #28 Ryan Fitzpatrick: Why did he rise 7 spots from last year?(44:30) QB #27 Andy Dalton: Is his future more Teddy Bridgewater or Jon Kitna?(53:30) Simms breaks down the difference between the Jon Gruden West Coast offense & Josh McDaniels Patriots offense(1:04:30) QB Jeopardy: All-time Journeymen
More QBs and coaches are weighing in on the death of George Floyd and protests that have swept the nation, including Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes.Gardner Minshew II is #30 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why should the Jaguars be excited for him, and does his mustache make him overrated?QB Class of 2019: What's the ceiling & floor this season for Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones & Dwayne Haskins?Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III suffered an off-field injury. Be lazier Henry!
Simms explains why Teddy Bridgewater came in at #29 in his Top 40 QB Countdown, and rants about quarterbacks wearing gloves.QB Class of 2019: What's the ceiling & floor this season for Drew Lock, Jarrett Stidham & Gardner Minshew?PFT Live Draft: In honor of Teddy B, Florio & Simms draft the Players Due for a RejuvenationMike & Chris react to some surprises in Peter King's Offseason Power Rankings.Rob Gronkowski has lost his title belt, and Florio thinks wrestling might not be real.
George Kittle reportedly wants to be paid more than just the highest tight end salary in the NFL. Is he asking too much?Case Keenum and Nick Foles come in at #32 & #31 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why did Foles fall so far from his 2019 ranking? And we see how he fits in the Matt Nagy offense in a Deja View back to his Chiefs days.Bears GM Ryan Pace tells Florio why he thinks the 4th-and-15 onside kick alternative will eventually become a rule.PFT Live Draft: After Melvin Gordon threw some shade at Chargers home games, Florio & Simms pick which teams need fans the most at their games this season.
We reveal another 5 names in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, with Big Phil weighing in. (2:45) The homies & haters react to Chris' ranking of Tua Tagovailoa, Dwayne Haskins & Mitchell Trubisky(17:15) QB #35 Jarrett Stidham: Why he's a much better prospect than his draft pick indicates.(24:15) QB #34 Tyrod Taylor: "I think he can take the Chargers to the playoffs. But will that be enough?"(32:30) Big Phil has thoughts on the 4th-and-15 onside kick alternative that did not pass today.(49:30) QB #33 Jameis Winston: Why Sean Payton could resurrect his career(1:02:45) QB #32 Case Keenum: Why he could put pressure on Baker Mayfield (1:11:00) QB #31 Nick Foles: “I think he’ll take the Bears job Week 1 and run with it.”
Initial reports say that NFL owners will not even vote on the Sky Judge proposal. What is holding it back? And though it sounds like the NFL took Florio's advice and made the 4th-and-15 onside kick alternative an untimed down, Simms has some objections.Jarrett Stidham slides in at #35 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and the guys Deja View an up-and-down preseason game for him.Yet again, Tyrod Taylor is the starting QB with a 1st round pick waiting to take his spot. We look back at the top plays of his career and Simms explains why he's his #34 QB.SoFi Stadium might quickly become the best stadium in the NFL, and the Rams have announced when it will host its first football game.
As the NHL announces a detailed plan on returning to play, there are some conflicting messages from the NFL & NFLPA about the likelihood of a football season.Rookie Justin Herbert comes in at #37 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why does he have the potential to be a Top 10 NFL QB? And is it a red flag that Joey Harrington is his idol?Fill In The Blank: The Texans offense needs _______. The ceiling for the Cardinals is ______.Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera has some thoughts on the prospect of a 4th-and-15 alternative to the onside kick. Is this rule likely to pass?
Florio's gets to gush some more about Taysom Hill as he comes in at #36 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The guys watch back one of Hill's preseason games to show how he operates as a full-time QB in Sean Payton's offense.Jalen Ramsey says he won't hold out, but Sean McVay's latest comments may make it tougher for the Rams to re-sign the star CB.Inspired by Taysom Hill, the guys draft the Best Gimmick Guys in NFL History and Florio throws the challenge flag on Simms' picks.Chad Ochocinco responded when he heard that Florio picked him in yesterday's Draft, while one viewer throws shade at Aaron Rodgers.
Chris reveals the first 5 names of the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, while Paul is all about alliteration.(2:00) Simms Top 40 QB Countdown: Chris explains his thought process(5:50) QB #40 Tua Tagovailoa: Are injuries his biggest red flag?(17:30) QB #39 Dwayne Haskins: Does he have the worst supporting cast in the NFL?(25:00) QB #38 Mitchell Trubisky: Chris doesn’t let Matt Nagy off the hook(35:45) QB #37 Justin Herbert: Does he start more games than Tyrod Taylor?(47:15) QB #36 Taysom Hill: “He’s on his way to being the starting QB for the Saints in 2021”(58:30) QB Jeopardy: How well does Chris know the QB classes of 2018 & 2019?
The Jets have signed Joe Flacco. How did he get a contract before Cam Newton?Mitchell Trubisky is #38 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is there any hope for his career?PFT Live Draft: After watching Brady vs Peyton, what NFL personality would Mike & Chris want to caddie for?
As the NFL is set to vote on the sky judge rule proposal this week, Florio is skeptical of some of the opposition to it. And the league clarifies something about the 4th-and-15 onside kick that could make Bill Belichick very happy.We're kicking off the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. #40 is Tua Tagovailoa, and Chris explains how he could rank someone who's never thrown an NFL pass before.Stanford Head Coach David Shaw explains why he isn't interested in moving to the NFL.Simms #39 QB Dwayne Haskins: How much support does he have in Washington?Carlos Hyde signed with the Seahawks while Devonta Freeman is waiting for a better offer that may never come.
With the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown coming next week, he and Ahmed first take a look at last year's rankings. Then they hit the mailbag for an #AskMeAnything.(3:30) Tom Brady has solved a problem that Chris is familiar with from his time as a Buccaneers QB(12:15) Simms Top 40 QB Countdown Preview: Taking a look back at Chris' 2019 list. Some Brady/Brees vindication, and why didn't Chris have Lamar Jackson higher?(17:10) #AskMeAnything: @thederekquinn "Who do you think will be the most improved QBs in the NFL this season?"(21:30) @Woolsdan1 "With Mitch Trubisky regressing, who is most responsible?" And why the Bears should just start Nick Foles.(27:00) a_dubzero "What’s up with Jimmy Garoppolo and the deep ball?"(33:00) Feeet "Who is going to crash the playoffs?"(36:45) @realEdwardMason "What stat would you like to see be officially recorded?"(43:15) @ConnerMcGinnis "Who are 1 or 2 WRs that could be this draft's Kevin White?" Chris has concerns about Jalen Reagor & Laviska Shenault Jr.(47:50) Ahmed tries to recruit more people to #TeamBidet(49:50) @benp0218 "Who is the one draft prospect where you think 'how did I miss that'?" Chris talks about his scouting mistakes with Dak Prescott & Greg Robinson.(51:45) UF Jeff "What are the first things to watch for when trying to understand the game better?"(57:30) Finn Weeks "What did it take for you to do the Lowe's ad with Kurt Warner?"(1:00:15) @oconnelldarragh "If you could pick where you would have been drafted, where would you have gone?"(1:03:15) @coacharmijo "My wife wants to know: who's your barber?"(1:05:45) @bcurtis112 asks Ahmed about Michigan beaches(1:08:20) Chris talks some Yankees memories about the Jeffrey Maier game
It's the final countdown...With just Patrick Mahomes & Aaron Rodgers left, who takes the top spot in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown? Then, Chris and Paul tie a bow on the full list. -After 50 TDs last year, how can Patrick Mahomes get to 60? (8:10)-What makes the Andy Reid offense different? (16:10)-Why will Aaron Rodgers have a bounceback season? (22:49)-How Chris almost swapped his Top 2 (36:35)-Chris' biggest QB Countdown regret (39:00)-Which two QBs does Chris hope he's wrong about? (41:40)-Simms and Florio sing the classics (49:11)
Simms ranked Tom Brady #9 in his QB Countdown, and the internet was not happy. Chris responds to the haters, Ahmed and him reveal four more QBs in the countdown, and Big Phil stops in to tell stories about wads of cash and facing the '85 Bears.-Chris reads mean tweets (3:55)-Answering fan questions on Brees & Brady's ranks (10:05)-#6 on the Phil Simms, I mean Chris Simms QB Countdown (19:31)-This year's QB #5 could be next year's QB #1 (30:59)-Phil Simms tells stories about lending cash to Lawrence Taylor (41:38)-'85 Bears and the greatest teams Big Phil ever faced (53:40)-Which QB #11 from last year jumped to #4 in this year's Countdown? (1:11:45)-When you're QB #3, you can afford a meme guy (1:20:45)
As we round out the teens of the Simms' Top 40 QB Countdown, Chris and Ahmed discuss a QB who is held back by his offense and a where they'd put their money on an MVP bet. Plus, Big Phil joins to talk QB question marks and what to make of the latest Aaron Rodgers "drama."Watch this episode at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfK2l2-HWHg-How could we forget Smokin' Jay Cutler? (2:32)-Why did QB #14 fall from Top 5 last year? (8:16)-How QB #13 is overcoming his "kindergarten-ish" offense (18:00)-Big Phil on the benefits of playing sick (30:40)-Aaron Rodgers "vs" Matt LaFleur (35:10)-Has the NFL has caught up to the Rams offense (40:55)?-Lamar Jackson question marks (50:30)-Can Jameis Winston can succeed with Bruce Arians? (54:16)-Dark horse MVP bets (1:00:20)-Is Philip Rivers a Hall of Famer? (1:06:35)-QB #11 is a "more talented Andrew Luck" (1:17:26)
It's a jam-packed episode of Chris Simms Unbuttoned. Chris reveals his Top 5 Scrambling QBs, then Big Phil explains if Cam Newton can really change his throwing motion. Finally, Ahmed and Chris reveal the next 4 passers in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown and look back at when smoking was cool in the NFL.-After the Raptors timeout heard 'round the world: is momentum real in football? (2:20)-Chris responds to tweets and gives his Top 5 Scrambling QBs in the NFL (7:47)-Phil Simms on Cam Newton's mechanics & the NFL's all-time scramblers (20:03)-Sam Darnold, Dick Hammer, and smoking on the sideline (46:50)-QB #21 is an "under the radar MVP" bet this season (53:32)-Does Mitchell Trubisky get too much hate? (1:02:52)-Does Jared Goff get too much love? (1:08:45)
It’s all starting QBs from here on out for the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Chris and Paul reveal five more names, including a Super Bowl MVP, two veterans in a prove-it year with new head coaches, and two young passers who might soon be “pillow-worthy” for Chris’ couch.-Paul recaps his exclusive (!) interview with Bill Belichick (1:04)-What made Jameis Winston “one of the hardest QBs to rank” for Chris? (9:48)-What separates Andy Dalton from Jared Goff? (18:04)-After some bad seasons, what is still #elite about Joe Flacco? (26:05)-What part of Kyler Murray's game is already at Rodgers-Mahomes level? (34:59)-How high did Chris put man crush Josh Allen? 44:04)-What are the Top 3 strongest arms in the NFL? (54:27)
The Simms Top 40 QB Countdown keeps rolling with 5 more passers revealed, right after Chris gets some eggs cracked on his head (1:20). Then the latest NFL news: How does Gerald McCoy fit into the Panthers defense (5:14)? Is Todd Gurley headed down the same path as Calvin Johnson (9:17)? Then reacting to your Twitter questions, Chris breaks down the Ryan Fitzpatrick Cycle (13:08). Speaking of Fitz, why will he and Josh Rosen be memorizing words like "topper" and gotti" this offseason (18:20)? Then, the highest backup QB on the countdown lands at #31 (25:08). It took a while, but Chris finally has had it with the excuses for Eli Manning (29:10). Ahmed puts Simms through a round of "Is he younger than Lamar Jackson?" (32:04) Marcus Mariota enters the countdown (40:14), and Big Phil Simms joins to give his thoughts on the Titans QB (46:31). And while plenty of fans are against the NFL expanding to an 18-game schedule, Phil explains why he would embrace it (50:05). Finally, we cap the episode with the last QB of the day, who will have to hold off a first-round rookie this summer (1:11:35).
The Simms Top 40 QB Countdown continues with QBs 36-33, which include a former Rookie of the Year, an embattled former Super Bowl MVP and two passers on new teams this season. First, Chris and Paul play detective on where the reports of the Jets drama are really coming from (4:08). Then back to the QB countdown talk...could Robert Griffin III give the Ravens a better chance to win this season than Lamar Jackson (13:00)? Ryan Fitzpatrick looked an All-Pro for the Bucs last September, but does he have a chance of starting in Miami this season (22:39)? The guys express some Daniel Jones fatigue and debate Eli Manning's Hall of Fame candidacy (29:30). What would Marino or Elway's stats look like if they played in today's game? (37:40) Finally, they rank the AFC South, a loaded division any way you slice it (50:20).
Homies and haters get ready, the day is here. Chris and Ahmed kick off the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown with numbers 40 to 37. Did former #70 QB Blake Bortles make the cut (6:12)? Then the first four includes a 2018 starter turned 2019 backup (7:33), two Redskins QBs (14:09 & 20:55), and a rookie who Simms thought was the second-best in this year's draft (28:15). Then after a vacation of dodging the sun in Barbados, Big Phil Simms makes his triumphant return to the podcast to talk about Bart Starr's legacy (37:05) and tell a story about losing to one of his idols (47:01).