With the season likely over for Pats QB Tom Brady, the team appears to be already coming up with a backup plan, as sources say that the team will work out former Bucs QB Chris Simms today. He was released by the Bucs after missing most of the last two seasons because of a ruptured spleen. He helped Tampa Bay to the playoffs in 2005.
Simms had reportedly worked out for the Ravens, but for whatever reason they didn’t sign him, instead they went with journeyman QB Matt Bouman. There was plenty of talk in the offseason when it was apparent that Simms would be released that he would be a hot player on the free agent market.
As for other options for the Pats, Daunte Culpepper’s name has popped up, but the 31-year-old recently retired, and it does not appear that the Pats have a lot of interest there. For now, the team will get ready for the Jets game Sunday with Matt Cassel and Kevin O’Connell, the Pats third-round pick out of San Diego State went 15-for-32 for 140 yards and one TD with two INTs in exhibition play. He has Brady-like size at 6 feet 5, 225 pounds.