Chris Simms Biography
Christopher David Simms is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). At the time of his live profession, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of in the 2003 NFL Draft. He has also played college football at Texas. Additional to his fame as a quarterback, he has also played for the Denver Broncos and the Tennessee Titans. As an enhancement to his fame, he is the son of former New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms and the older brother of New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms.
Simms was born on August 29, 1980 in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. For his education, he had attended Ramapo High School. At his schoolm he was a standout in both football and basketball. In football, he was a two-time All-State honoree, and was named the 1998 USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year. He completed his graduation from the school in 1999. Later he joined the University of Tennessee for his further study. But, shortly Simms de-committed and enrolled at the University of Texas instead.
When he was studying at University of Texas, Simms played college football from 1999-2002 at Austin. He spent his freshman year as the backup to Major Applewhite, and saw limited playing time until the end of the season. He was heavily criticized for putting up big numbers against average and weak teams. He also had a poor performance against Colorado in the 2001 Big 12 conference championship game. He was benched and Major Applewhite replaced him.
His professional career had begun after getting drafted with the last pick of the 3rd round in 2003 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had moved with the expectation that he would eventually be the successor to Brad Johnson. In 2004, Simms started the season as the 3rd string quarterback again, this time behind Johnson and former Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins starter Brian Griese, but quickly advanced to backup quarterback after a poor preseason by Griese.
During his play, he had suffered a season-ending injury in Game 3 of the 2006 schedule. Although he returned to game and performing successful scorings, but he still remained in physical distress for longer time. On December 27, 2006, Simms announced that he had signed a two-year extension to remain with the Buccaneers with the expectation that he would start. Simms signed with the Tennessee Titans on September 9, 2008 after starter Vince Young was sidelined with a sprained MCL. Eventually On March 4, 2009, Simms signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Denver Broncos. The deal had included a $1.5 million signing bonus and Simms could have earned an additional $3 million through incentives.
His coaching career had started when he was hired as a coaching assistant by the New England Patriots on March 26, 2012. Beside that he has also got well successful career as a broadcaster. On July 22, 2013, Chris Simms was included in Fox Sports' commentator lineup for the 2013 college football season. He made his debut as color commentator when West Virginia University played the College of William & Mary on August 31, 2013. Recently, at beginning in 2014, Simms will serve as a color commentator for the NFL on CBS, replacing the retiring Dan Dierdorf.
He has been married to Danielle Marie Puleo since August 2004. He had met her at his high school. After two years of their marriage, Danielle gave birth to a girl and in 2010, she again gave birth to baby boy.
One of the interesting facts of his life is, he was arrested in July 2010 and was charged with driving while intoxicated. But he was acquitted at trial in May 2011 with less charges. At present his younger brother, Matt Simms is a quarterback with the New York Jets