Former Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor is joining the New York Giants.
What a time to be former Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor. After joining the Texans via free agency last year, and after being benched in the last part of the 2021 season, Taylor is joining the New York Giants for the next two seasons.
He’s not only joining the Giants, but he’s going to be paid very well for the next two seasons as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported Taylor will be signing a two-year contract with $8.5 million guaranteed with the G-MEN.
Congratulations are in order for Taylor, and who knows, with his starting experience Taylor could make some starts in place of Daniel Jones with the Giants if things don’t go as planned for New York in ’22.
It is safe to say Taylor is a good insurance policy to have at quarterback for the Giants. As for the one year Taylor spent with the Houston Texans, he was injured in the second game of the season and he made a total of six starts in the 17-game season.
In those games Taylor totaled 966 yards passing with five touchdowns and five interceptions, as he was eventually benched for Davis Mills, as the then rookie quarterback made five starts to end the ’21 season.
Taylor will be playing for his sixth NFL team, and his third different team in the past three seasons, but he is a solid option to have as a backup quarterback. His time with the Texans wasn’t the greatest with his best game with the franchise being his first start for Houston. That game in Week 1 of the ’21 season Taylor was 21-of-33 for 291 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston Texans: What does the QB situation look like right now?
The current quarterback depth chart of the Houston Texans is Mills, Jeff Driskel and Deshaun Watson, though Watson is going to be traded sooner rather than later. That leaves the Texans with a second-year starter and a backup quarterback who is entering his sixth season with 13 career touchdown passes and eight career interceptions.
Houston will most likely add another starting quarterback via trade or free agency to compete with Mills, or they will sign a quality veteran backup to help teach Mills more about the position. The Texans could also draft another quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft if they decide to add another younger quarterback to the mix.
What is known is that Taylor will be with the Giants, and his one-year tenure with the Texans wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. He deserves to be on an NFL roster, but with all that happened this past season it was best for both Taylor and the Texans to go their separate ways.