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Phillip Sims’ pro career is only a few weeks old, but its already gone through a few transformations. The former Winston-Salem State quarterback has gone from being undrafted, to having to try out for the team to pushing for the third quarterback spot on the Arizona Cardinals roster.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told AZCentral.com that Sims is in the mix for a spot on the team’s opening week roster.
“He had no problem listening to (the play) and calling it without it being repeated to him two or three times,” Arians said. “Most rookies, they’ll get the shift and maybe the formation, then they will turn their head around and ask for the play (again) and everything else.
“He was able to get it. His reads were correct. He actually changed a protection once and I was like, ‘Whoa, you’re up to level five already. These guys can’t do that.’ And he was very accurate. He got my attention. He’s in the mix.”
There’s still a long way to go before the season starts in September, but Sims looks like he has a legit shot at making an NFL roster. He’ll likely have to beat out for Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas who saw some playing time due to injuries as a rookie in 2014.