Daniel Jones may have some competition in New York.
The Giants reached a deal to bring in former Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Taylor will sign a two-year, $17 million deal with the Giants in free agency Wednesday afternoon, according to the report. The Giants will mark Taylor’s sixth team in the league and third in three years.
Taylor spent last season with the Texans, where he threw for 966 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions in six games. Taylor hasn’t played like a true starter since his stint with the Buffalo Bills from 2015-17, where he went 22-20.
Taylor was meant to be the Los Angeles Chargers’ starter in 2020, but a team doctor helped him with pain from broken ribs, sending him to the hospital. He then had to go to the hospital, prompting then-rookie Justin Herbert to start in his place. Herbert ultimately won Offensive Rookie of the Year that season.
The one-year, $6 million deal last season. He briefly started alongside Davis Mills, while regular starter Deshaun Watson was sidelined amid his reported trade request and allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Although it’s been a minute since Taylor actually led a team, he could be solid competition for Jones in New York.
Jones, whom the Giants took with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019 as a replacement for Eli Manning, has gone 12-25 in three seasons. He threw for 2,428 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. The team hasn’t won more than six games in a single season since Jones took over.
It’ll be a while before we know if Taylor can really top Jones for the starting job. However, having the veteran’s presence in his locker room should certainly help Jones, regardless of how training camp plays out.