Last winter, the New York Giants had been linked in rumors with veteran quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on account of his relationships with normal supervisor Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll stemming from when all three had been connected to the Buffalo Bills. Trubisky in the end signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Giants later turned to journeyman Tyrod Taylor to function the backup behind 2019 first-round draft choose Daniel Jones.
Taylor said in March he was “looking forward to working alongside [Jones] and looking forward to us pushing each other,” however some had been fast to level out even then that Jones wasn’t essentially cemented atop the depth chart. The 25-year-old, who has routinely struggled with injuries and turnovers as a professional, accumulated 29 interceptions and 20 misplaced fumbles over the previous three seasons and, maybe extra importantly, has by no means performed below Daboll in a significant recreation.
The Giants declined Jones’ fifth-year possibility this spring.
Daboll has now raised eyebrows coming off New York’s preseason-opening 23-21 win on the New England Patriots by confirming that Taylor will obtain first-team reps throughout exhibition matchups this month. The Giants host the Cincinnati Bengals this coming Sunday.
“We’ll talk about whatever we think is best,” Daboll defined on Tuesday, per Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports. “But I have full confidence in Daniel (Jones) and full confidence in Tyrod (Taylor) and what his role is. Each day we sit here and evaluate the guys, but will he (Taylor) get a few reps here or there? He might.”
Daboll added that Jones will not be competing for his job at any level over the subsequent couple of weeks.
“I learned from a pretty good coach a while ago, usually he doesn’t tell those guys when he throws them in because that’s what the backup’s job is: you have to go in in a split second,” Daboll defined about his considering.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio is not shopping for all that Daboll was promoting.
“Jones desperately needs every rep he can get with the starting offense, in order to be ready for the regular season with a new coach and a new offense,” Florio wrote. “Every rep that goes to Taylor becomes one less rep that goes to Jones. It helps Taylor get ready to play with the starters, while keeping Jones from being as ready as he can be.
“Yes, it’s vital. Yes, it’s a mirrored image on Jones. Yes, it implies that Jones might not have a lot of an opportunity to get issues executed earlier than he could also be executed because the quarterback of the Giants.”
Last week, ESPN’s Dan Graziano predicted that Schoen and Daboll will possible look to seek out Jones’ long-term substitute in subsequent yr’s draft. If they already consider “Danny Dimes” is not the crew’s reply on the place, although, they might need to see Taylor in motion this fall.