Arizona Cardinals: Who is Quarterback Phillip Sims?


Undrafted free agent Phillip Sims hopes to make the regular season roster as the Arizona Cardinals third string quarterback.

To challenge incumbent third string quarterback Logan Thomas, and previously assumed quarterback of the future, the Arizona Cardinals have brought in Chandler Harnish, and Phillips Sims. Harnish should be a familiar name with the pro football world, he had a stellar collegiate career at Northern Illinois, and was the Mr. Irrelevant of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Other than sharing a similar name with New York Giants Super Bowl winning quarterback Phil Simms, Phillip Sims is relatively unknown to much of  the Arizona Cardinals, and NFL fan base.

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Phillip Sims originally signed to play collegiate football at the University of Alabama, but subsequently lost the starting quarterback to A.J. McCarron. Sims then transferred to the University of Virginia, and started four games before being ruled ineligible due to academic issues.  Sims finished out his senior year and college career at the little known Division II school, Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, where he threw for 1560 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2014.

Sims joined the Arizona Cardinals mini rookie camp on a tryout, and subsequently received a roster spot. Like Logan Thomas, Sims is a tall, 6’4″ to be exact, has a strong arm, and has accuracy issues. Currently Logan Thomas has a firm grasp on the third quarterback spot over Sims solely due to the fact that he has spent a whole year in Bruce Arians’ system. If Sims shows significant promise, you could be looking at the Arizona Cardinals’ new third string quarterback.

There have been a lot of good things said about Sims, with it being a strong possibility that he will make the roster.

Here is what Twitter is saying:

Sims will most likely get his first glimpse of NFL action during the Arizona Cardinals first preseason game on August 15th against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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