Chris Simms takes an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.
Aaron Rodgers shows up, so does Deshaun, and what the hell are the Jets doing??
Ohhh baby! Simms is back on the pod and is joined by Mike Florio for a PFT-Unbuttoned Joint Collaboration to discuss Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Zach Wilson, and Xavien Howard
Top 40 QB Tiers, #AskMeAnything, & Fake Lasers
Chris and Paul recap the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown by taking your questions on Lamar Jackson vs Kyler Murray, a league full of Case Keenums, and a fake 2006 commercial.
(5:45) Top 40 QB Tiers: Chris puts some lines of demarcation on his rankings. And could he see anyone passing Mahomes next year?
(19:00) Case Keenum: If he was the QB of every team in the NFL, who wins the Super Bowl?
(23:40) QBs 41-50: What were the names that just missed out on the Top 40?
(27:55) QB Rank Concerns: Who does Chris think could take a big leap or fall from his current rank?
(30:55) Josh Allen vs Aaron Rodgers: "When I started, I had Rodgers #2"
(36:20) Lamar Jackson vs Kyler Murray: What separated them for Simms?
(42:00) Russell Wilson: Can the Seahawks new OC improve his passing?
(44:00) Derek Carr: Could he fit the Seattle offense if the Raiders trade for Wilson next year?
(45:45) Baker Mayfield: What kind of extension should he get?
(49:30) Ryan Tannehill: How will defenses adjust to stop the Titans play-action attack?
(53:45) Sam Darnold: How did he move up the Top 40 after his disappointing season?
(58:00) Trey Lance: Chris likes his running ability, but is it overrated?
(59:30) Davis Mills: Should anyone compare him to Andrew Luck?
(1:04:45) Cam Newton: Are his days of being a Top 10 QB done?
(1:07:15) Fantasy Files: Chris gives us the backstory for a 2006 commercial of him throwing (fake?) lasers
(1:11:00) Big Effer vs Little Effer: Was Chris a better college QB than Phil?
(1:15:15) Top 10 QBs To Drink With: The homies pointed out the many flaws in Producer Pete's list.
(1:20:20) Andrew Luck vs Carson Palmer: Who had the better career?
(1:24:30) Brett Favre: Is he a Top 10 all-time QB?
Top 40 QB Countdown #4-1 + The Miz on Ahmed's Super Brawl
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
Top 40 QB Countdown: #8-5 + Throwing in the Rain
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.
Top 40 QB Countdown: #12-9 + Ahmed finishes the "Super Brawl"
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.
Top 40 QB Countdown: #16-13; plus Big Phil on Jordan Love, and "There's a crab on the loose!"
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