Football finally takes Simms to Tennessee

Sometimes — inexplicably, unexpectedly — we find ourselves right back in the situations and places we thought we left behind.

Back in 1999, when Chris Simms was the USA Today National Offensive Player of the Year and a star quarterback at Ramapo High School in New Jersey, he committed to Tennessee.

But then, as teenagers often do, Simms changed his mind. Some suspected it was because he was worried about competing for playing time. Whatever it was, Simms recanted on his commitment to Tennessee and pledged his allegiance to Texas, where he preceeded none other than Vince Young.

Now, once again, Simms has committed to Tennessee, signing with the Titans, where he is succeeding none other than Young.

So nearly a decade after Simms thought he was going to Tennessee, he actually is there now. He has found himself right back where he once thought he would be, and then where he thought he never would be, trying to show the troubled Young how it is done.

Life, like football, takes some funny bounces.

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