While Simmons is locked-in as an every down starter for the Cardinals defense, he had a relatively disappointing 2021 compared to how much he was hyped going into the season. One of the main reasons he wasn't as efficient last year is because he plays a 60/40 snap split between middle linebacker and slot/edge. Simmons also saw the second-most snaps at linebacker for the Cardinals behind recently-departed Jordan Hicks. With his departure, a vacancy at middle linebacker emerges, but given how Simmons has been used, it doesn't seem likely that his role will shift inside more. Expect Simmons to have a year similar to 2021. As far as weekly variance goes, he could potentially see changes in tackle efficiency and sack upside with a few new teammates around him, but nothing significant enough to have a major season-long impact.