The New York Giants made a move Tuesday to provide young quarterback Daniel Jones with a veteran presence in the quarterback room. According to Ian Rapoport, the Giants signed veteran QB Tyrod Taylor to a two-year deal, with the expectation that he’ll serve as the backup to Jones throughout the season.

This is precisely the type of QB the Giants were hoping to land in free agency, as, whether they are willing to admit it or not, Jones’ future as a starting quarterback is murky at best. He’s prone to spells of inconsistency and has struggled with turnovers throughout his career.

It’s certainly interesting that the Giants are adding Taylor on a two-year deal, suggesting they want to keep him with the team beyond the 2022 season. Taylor’s deal, according to Rapoport is worth $11 million over the two-year duration and will see him earn $5.5 million in guaranteed money. Incentives could raise the deal to as much as $17 million.

Adding Taylor to the mix not only provides competition for Jones, which in turn could light a fire underneath him, but it also creates a sense of stability under center in New York. Having a seasoned veteran waiting in the wings will ensure things don’t go haywire if Jones is unavailable through injury.

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Taylor started six games for the Houston Texans in 2021, going 2-4 as the starter. He threw 5 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions, racking up 966 passing yards. Additionally, he rushed 19 times for 151 yards and 3 touchdowns in his stint with the Texans.

Taylor has had a journeyman career in the NFL, having featured for the Ravens, Bills, Browns, Chargers, Texans, and now the Giants.