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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.


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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.




2023 Draft CB Rankings

(3:10) Power to the Sheeple: Ahmed is upset that Chris was right about Jeff Okudah. (11:55) 2023 CB class: Is this the deepest one we've seen in a while? (14:00) #1 CB Devon Witherspoon (Illinois): "The most exciting film to watch that I can remember in a while." (26:35) #2 CB DJ Turner (Michigan): "I'm shocked he's so down the list for other people." (37:50) #3 CB Christian Gonzalez (Oregon): "There's not much to nitpick here." (46:00) #4 CB Deonte Banks (Maryland): "He's an island,...


2023 Draft WR Ranks + Lamar Jackson requests a trade

(6:15) Power to the Sheeple: Looking back at recent drafts, Chris explains why he missed on Garrett Wilson and hit on Justin Jefferson. (19:30) What does Chris look for in WRs? (24:30) #1 WR Zay Flowers (Boston College): "Pedal to the metal in everything he does." (37:30) #2 WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State): "Speed is not blazing, but his wiggle is INSANITY." (50:00) #3 WR Quentin Johnston (TCU): "We’re talking Tee Higgins-ish, but more explosive." (58:00) #4 WR Michael Wilson...


#AskMeAnything: QB Draft Rankings reactions

(7:30) Power to the Sheeple: What has draft consensus taught us in the past? (14:30) QB Traits: Accuracy, arm strength, running...who are the best and most concerning QBs in each category? (47:30) 2022 QB class: Is Hendon Hooker a better prospect than Kenny Pickett? (49:00) Bryce Young: Why doesn't he compare well to Kyler Murray? (55:00) CJ Stroud: Did he have many tight-window throws? (1:03:45) Hendon Hooker: Does Chris agree with Kurt Warner's critiques of him? (1:11:55) Anthony...


2023 Draft QB Rankings

(2:30) QB Scouting: How have running QBs changed Chris' evaluations? What did he learn from Matt Corral? (14:10) QB #1 CJ Stroud (Ohio State): "I was BLOWN AWAY by his film." (29:45) QB #2 Bryce Young (Alabama): "He's a natural." (42:30) QB #3 Hendon Hooker (Tennessee): "What is there not to like?" (55:45) QB #4 Anthony Richardson (Florida): "Not as raw a prospect as you’re led to believe." (1:08:20) T-QB #5 Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA): "His arm is up there with the best in his...


Free Agency Team Stock + Darius Slay & Ezekiel Elliott cut

(3:30) Aaron Rodgers & Jets: Producer Pete's note: Whatever I type here, it will be outdated by the time you listen to this. (12:00) Darren Waller trade: How does he fit in the Giants offense? And why did the Raiders get rid of him? (22:40) Broncos: Sean Payton is paying to "rebuild Russell Wilson's psyche." (29:10) Falcons: Does Desmond Ridder & Taylor Heinicke mean they are set at QB? (34:35) Panthers: Andy Dalton "is perfect for that situation." (38:20) Darius Slay: The Eagles cut...


2023 Free Agency LIVE show

(2:40) Bears sign LB T.J. Edwards: The Eagles lose an underrated piece of their defense. (9:30) Jason Kelce returns: Howie Roseman is downing tequila shots in celebration. (11:20) Broncos sign Jarrett Stidham: And Sean Payton also gets Russell Wilson some more protection. But why is Denver shopping his WRs? (19:15) 49ers sign Javon Hargrave: "The best pass rush in football gets better." (22:00) Broncos sign Mike McGlinchey: Denver gets "the best right tackle" in this class. (24:30)...


Lamar Jackson collusion? + Free Agency Preview

(3:30) Lamar Jackson: Will anyone give him a guaranteed contract? Why are some teams not even exploring it? (24:00) Jets, Patriots, Commanders, Titans: Could Lamar land with any of them? (36:40) Daniel Jones: Should the Giants have committed to him past this year? And could Odell Beckham Jr. be coming to New York next? (53:15) Aaron Rodgers: "I expect him to the Jets to happen in the next few days." (1:02:10) Packers: What holes do they need to plug in free agency? (1:10:30) Tua...


Saints sign Derek Carr + Combine Recap with Connor Rogers

(4:20) Combine value: What do coaches gain from being there? (8:50) BREAKING NEWS: Derek Carr signs with the Saints. How does he fit in New Orleans, and how does this affect the Jets and Panthers? (14:25) Lamar Jackson: Should the Ravens allow other teams to talk to him? (22:10) Daniel Jones: Would you rather have him or Kirk Cousins? (26:50) Franchise Tags: Josh Jacobs, Tony Pollard, and Evan Engram aren't going anywhere. (31:20) Combine Big Takeaways: Chris was wowed by the edge...


Combine interviews: Will Anderson, Andy Reid, Mike McDaniel and more

(2:30) Will Anderson, Jr.: The stud Alabama linebacker talks about potentially going #1 overall and when he knew he had Nick Saban’s respect. (15:40) Tyree Wilson: The Texas Tech passer rusher and Top 5 prospect says whether he’d rather sack Patrick Mahomes or be teammates with him. (25:50) Bryan Bresee: The defensive tackle describes how to run down the hill at Clemson without falling. (35:50) Andy Reid: The Chiefs coach talks about fish and chips, and tells us more about the play that...


Simms 2022 All-Pro Team + Homies' Choice Awards

(2:55) Scouting Combine: Does it matter if coaches don't go? (10:30) Simms 2022 All-Pro Offense: Sounds like Chris has a clear-cut Top 4 for his summer QB rankings. (28:30) Simms 2022 All-Pro Defense: "Bobby Wagner is not a Second-Team All-Pro LB. The Rams told you that this week." (48:00) Ahmed's Under-Talked About Team: What QB makes the team (again)? (59:20) Peter Peter Peter Awards: We give some love to special teams standouts. (1:05:20) Big Butts of the Year: Who was the best DT...


Deebo Samuel, Justin Jefferson, Garrett Wilson, CeeDee Lamb, Tee Higgins

(1:30) Deebo Samuel: "You still got that tattoo?" (12:00) Justin Jefferson: What was he thinking when Kirk Cousins threw short on 4th-and-8? (25:45) Garrett Wilson: "We'll stick by Zach no matter what." (35:30) CeeDee Lamb: "I don't think anyone deserves the criticism Dak gets." (46:50) Tee Higgins: What is his reaction when he sees trade rumors? (56:30) Homies' Choice Awards: Check our social media accounts (@CSimmsQB on Twitter, @simmsunbuttoned on Instagram) for a link on how to vote...


George Kittle, Josh Jacobs, Aidan Hutchinson, Isaiah Simmons, Shaun King

(1:45) George Kittle: The 49ers TE talks about the moment in training camp that Brock Purdy got his attention. (10:45) Josh Jacobs: The NFL's rushing leader wants to come back to the Raiders...with a catch. (22:10) Aidan Hutchinson: Does he hope Aaron Rodgers leaves the Packers? (33:40) Isaiah Simmons: The Cardinals LB/Safety talks about the team being too relaxed this season. (44:55) Shaun King: The former Buccaneers QB talks about what he said when they drafted Chris Simms. (55:50)...


Brandon Marshall, Micah Parsons, Christian McCaffrey, Sean Payton

(1:50) Brandon Marshall: Simms' former teammate and "brother from another mother" sticks up for Lamar Jackson and players putting their contract before their team. (17:40) Micah Parsons: The Cowboys LB talks about defenders deserving MVP votes and "the two most hated people in Philadelphia." (28:50) Christian McCaffrey: The 49ers RB relives how he learned he was being traded from the Panthers and when he realized Kyle Shanahan is a genius. (43:00) Sean Payton: The new Broncos Head Coach...


Super Bowl LVII Film Review: Who's the MVP?

(5:50) 2 Stats and a Lie: How many snaps did Kadarius Toney play in the Super Bowl? (9:20) Eagles O vs Chiefs D: Jalen Hurts shined, but Steve Spagnuolo's risks paid off. (39:10) Chiefs O vs Eagles D: Did Patrick Mahomes have all wide open throws? And did the field affect the Eagles pass rush? (1:03:30) Small balls & Gronk: We divert into nerf footballs and Gronk learning who Simms was. (1:09:20) Big Butt Awards: The Chiefs stars on the D-line stepped up. (1:14:30) Homies 2022 Playoff...


Super Bowl LVII recap: Chiefs are champs again

(4:45) Patrick Mahomes: "It might be the best QB season in the history of the NFL." (13:00) AJ Brown: "I went uh-oh. That was the perfect defense and they still got a touchdown." (15:50) Jalen Hurts fumble: "They had total control." (25:35) Mahomes' ankle: Did the long halftime help him? (30:10) Eagles D-line: How Mahomes stopped them from playing like they wanted to. (33:05) Jalen Hurts: "Maybe his best throw of the season." (36:00) Motion: As we told you, the Eagles could not handle...


Super Bowl LVII Props with Matthew Berry & Jay Croucher

It's a bonus Super Bowl mini episode, as Chris (@CSimmsQB) and Mike (@ProFootballTalk) join forces with the GREAT Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) and Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) to do a Prop Bets Draft with their best angles for Chiefs-Eagles.


Super Bowl LVII Pick: "There's Tuco Salamanca!"

(4:20) Underdog angle: Which team can play the "Nobody believes in us!!!" card? (7:45) Key matchups: Chris is wowed by the number of factors that could decide the game. (15:25) Picks: "The Eagles are the better team." (19:00) MVP Drought: Recent history is not on Patrick Mahomes' side.


Super Bowl LVII Preview: "Don't smoke at halftime"

Note: This episode was taped last Wednesday. (1:20) Chiefs vs Eagles in 2021: Did KC's victory last season reveal anything? (5:05) Eagles offense: "This is one of the most overpowering O-lines I've ever seen." (14:10) Chiefs defense: "I think they have enough depth and size." (28:20) Chiefs offense: "You're Patrick Mahomes. If you don't attack their ass I'll be mad at you." (38:55) Eagles defense: Can they shut down the Isiah Pacheco like the Bengals did? (46:30) True or False: The...


Tom Brady retires + Sean Payton to the Broncos

(3:45) Tom Brady retires: How shocked were you by this news? (18:30) 49ers QB: With Brock Purdy's injury and Brady out of the picture, what's next for San Francisco? (22:00) Broncos hire Sean Payton: Can he fix Russell Wilson? (33:50) Texans hire DeMeco Ryans: Can he get Houston back on track? (38:25) #AskMeAnything: We answer your questions on Frank Reich, Bills weapons, and Aaron Rodgers to the Jets. (54:15) Ahmed's Big Butt Awards: It's a sweep for one of the Super Bowl...


Conference Championship Recap: Eagles & Chiefs headed to Super Bowl LVII

(5:40) Bengals-Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes is still the king, and KC got awful chippy after hearing the Bengals talk trash all week. (20:15) Inside the Cincy struggles and controversial late-game penalties. (43:00) 49ers-Eagles: Lots of "What Ifs" after Brock Purdy's injury leaves the Niners without a QB (1:08:25) Requiem For a Team: We say goodbye to the 2022 49ers & Bengals. (1:11:10) Super Bowl LVII odds: BetMGM Sportsbook has the Eagles as the early favorites over the Chiefs