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Simms, Matt

Topps AAF 2019 Certified, AU-MS

CARD: Topps AAF 2019 Certified
ACQUIRED: 2019, Box Breaker
FAILURE: TTM 2019, C/o Home


  • After a year at Louisville, and then Torrance JC, Matt Simms transferred to Tennessee for 2010.
  • He threw for 1460 yards and 8 TDs while completing 113 of 195 pass attempts.
  • After going unselected during the 2012 NFL Draft, he’d sign a free agent contract with the New York Jets, and spent the season on and off the practice squad roster and futures list.
  • Simms saw a promising preseason in 2013, and then later threw his first professional football TD late in the season.
  • After seeing limited playing time again in the 2014 season, the team drafted two quarterbacks during the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Simms would be claimed off of waivers in 2015 by the Buffalo Bills.
  • He’d join the Falcons practice squad after that and be on and off the team’s practice squad through 2017- when he was released with an injury settlement.
  • Matt was selected during the second round of the ‘Protect or Pick’ AAF QB draft by the Atlanta Legends.
  • The Legends went back and forth all season between Matt and former Georgia star Aaron Murray.
  • Threw for 842 yards and 2 TDs (8 INT) on 79 of 132 passes for Atlanta.
  • After the AAF collapsed in 2019, Matt resigned with the Falcons, but was placed on IR soon thereafter, ending his season and his career.


Great autograph and card. Love the ‘Caesar-esque’ pose. Matt comes from a solid line of QB bloodlines, with his father Phil and brother Chris, both playing in the NFL at the position as well. I took a shot on Matt on his Topps AAF base card at his parent’s house back in 2019, thinking he’d open it over Christmas- but going on 3 years now, no dice.

Thomas, Jordan ‘JT’

Card: Topps AAF 2019 Certified
Acquired: 2019, EBay

Jordan Thomas was a highly touted recruit, and signed with Oklahoma in 2014. He was roughly a 4 year starter at the school, posting some eye popping numbers in his Sophomore year, with 46 total tackles, 4 pass deflections, and 5 interceptions for 153 yards and a TD. Jordan struggled to meet those numbers in his final two years at Norman- although he did manage to produce 17 pass breakups in his 2016 campaign.

JT was not selected in the 2018 NFL draft, but did manage to land with the Philadelphia Eagles. After being cut, Jordan signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and then later that year with the San Antonio Commanders of the fledgling AAF. JT made the Commanders, recording 2 tackles and a pass deflection during the preseason, but with a surfeit of talent at the CB position, he rarely saw action. JT saw playing time primarily in two contests, Week 2 against Orlando and Week 6 against Atlanta. He’d record 5 tackles in 8 games for San Antonio.

After the league disbanded, Jordan signed with the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. He’d put together 17 total tackles and 3 pass breakups in 2019.