New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen is not wasting time in improving the team’s roster.
Meanwhile, they’ve also acquired offensive guard Mark Glowinski from the Indianapolis Colts.
But their biggest move so far is acquiring a veteran backup for quarterback Daniel Jones, as ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter reported.
Former Texans’ QB Tyrod Taylor intends to sign a two-year, $17 million deal, including $8.5 million with the New York Giants, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “Former Texans’ QB Tyrod Taylor intends to sign a two-year, $17 million deal, including $8.5 million with the New York Giants, per source.”
It’s a low-risk, high-reward move for the Giants, especially if Jones does not run Brian Daboll’s offense to perfection.
Taylor’s experience gives Jones an additional mentor who can help him make good reads on every snap to improve his chances of getting a contract extension.
However, only time can tell if this transaction will pay off, especially given Taylor’s injury history.
The Unluckiest Man In Football
Taylor started his career with the Baltimore Ravens, but mainly served as Joe Flacco‘s backup for four seasons.
Then, he signed with the Buffalo Bills and eventually became the starter.
However, he lost his only playoff game throughout his three-season tenure in Buffalo.
He then transferred to the Cleveland Browns, but an injury gave way for Baker Mayfield to start and never look back.
Taylor was also slated to be the starter for the Los Angeles Chargers, but a punctured lung cleared the path for Justin Herbert.
Finally, he played solidly during the start of the 2021 season for the Houston Texans, but a hamstring injury finished his season abruptly.
The Giants are hoping that Taylor’s stint in The Big Apple won’t add to his list of unfortunate events.