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Giants targeting Chiefs backup QB Matt Moore

Matt Moore, Giants, Chiefs

With longtime starter Eli Manning now retired, the New York Giants need to secure a backup quarterback for 2019 rookie Daniel Jones.

Per SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano, the G-Men are reportedly interested in Kansas City Chiefs backup Matt Moore.

Moore, an 11-year NFL veteran, has played last season with the Chiefs after spending the previous seven for the Miami Dolphins. Due to an injury that kept Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes out for multiple games, Moore appeared in six games in 2019, making two starts.

The 35-year-old quarterback went 1-1 in those two starts and on the season, completed 64.8 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Moore hasn’t been a team’s full-time starter since 2011 but has made a career as one of the more reliable backups in the NFL.

As for the Giants, Jones started 12 of the team’s 16 games, and the No. 6 overall pick showed flashes of stardom. In year number one, the Duke product completed 61.9 percent of his passes for 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Jones also added 279 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Four-year NFL veteran Alex Tanney is the only other QB on the roster. The Giants recently picked up his $950,000 option for 2020, but the 32-year-old could easily be cut if alternatives are signed.

Tanney appeared in just one game in 2019, where he threw and completed one pass for one yard.

Considering Jones dealt with injuries towards the end of last season, the addition of a veteran backup could become imperative if New York wants to improve on its 4-12 from 2019.