3. QB Tyrod Taylor
As I said, the first position you look at on an NFL roster is quarterback. Tyrod Taylor, talent wise, is the best backup quarterback in football. But like the guy ahead of him on the depth chart, Taylor can't stay healthy.
Taylor's injury list over his 13-year career is astoundingly long. Taylor took a shot to the chest on this play and was forced to leave the Jets-Giants game in the second quarter:
With the way the Jets offense and Giants defense played in Week 8, the G-Men would have 100 percent won the game if Taylor did not get hurt. New York's coaching staff has faith in Taylor enough to call a pass play, something the coaching staff did not trust DeVito to do.
Taylor played relatively well in Buffalo and vs. Washington, though it's fair to give him a fair share of the blame for the Buffalo loss after he checked to a run at the end of the first half, and the Giants were stuffed at the goal line, and the time ran out.
After Taylor left the MetLife Bowl, New York's offense was entirely one-dimensional, which is a tough place to be against an elite defense. His unfortunate injury cost Big Blue a win. A win against New York's other team would have put the Giants just one game out of the final NFC Wild Card spot. Now, any playoff hopes are all but dashed. If Jones gets hurt again, NY needs Taylor to be ready to roll.