Former NY Giants quarterback Alex Tanney wasted little time before jumping into the coaching game, joining the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles’ staff on Thursday.
Tanney, 33, announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, ending a nine-year career where he played his final two seasons in a Giants uniform. By Thursday, Tanney had been named the Philadelphia Eagles’ staff as an offensive quality control coach.
Serving as Daniel Jones‘ backup through the Giants quarterback’s first two seasons, it was easy to see that Tanney had a future in coaching, thanks to his ability to help mentor the youngster and No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Tanney’s wealth of football knowledge, astute communicator and the temperament of a coach, Tanney survived the NY Giants firing head coach Pat Shurmur and was retained by new head coach Joe Judge and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett in 2020.
A nine-year veteran, Tanney appeared in two games, completing 11-of-15 passes for 100 yards with one touchdown.
Tanney came on in relief of Eli Manning, in Manning’s final game, to kneel down against the Miami Dolphins in Week 15 of the 2019 season, allowing Manning one final curtain call at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants will get to see Tanney twice next season in the pair of divisional games against the Eagles.