CUT: Alex Tanney
The face of Dave Gettleman’s “culture and mentorship” brigade, Alex Tanney has already wasted away far too much time on the NY Giants roster. It’s pretty much known by everyone that he was kept around last season to help “mentor” Daniel Jones, and that is such a waste of a roster spot it makes my head hurt (and it has, multiple times).
Tanney has bounced around the league to the tune of 9 teams in 8 seasons, only getting real game action one time with the Titans where he actually did okay, going 10-14 with a TD.
However, the 2015 3-13 Titans just needed a live body to play QB in their week 17 game after a rash of injuries that saw Tanney promoted to an active roster to actually play for the first time in a meaningless game.
It’s clear at this point that he offers nothing in terms of actually being able to play, so as I’ve long said, either make him the QB coach or cut him.
Unfortunately for him, we actually have a QB coach this year, so Tanney’s fate seems just about set as the team will incur no dead cap hit by releasing him.
The worst part of Alex Tanney’s existence on the NY Giants roster is that it caused GM Dave Gettleman to get rid of a somewhat promising fourth-round drafted quarterback in Kyle Lauletta one year into his career in one of the most head-scratching I can ever remember a GM making.