Don't even start thinking about a quarterback controversy starting for the NY Giants. Head coach Brian Daboll isn't here for any of it. On Sunday night, backup signal-caller Tyrod Taylor got the start in place of the injured Daniel Jones and he almost powered the G-Men to an upset win over the Bills.
Taylor was far from perfect, but he made some big-time plays for the Giants, leading to some fans calling for him to be the starter the rest of the season instead of Danny Dimes. Coach Dabes was asked about that being a possibility and he ended any kind of speculation right away. Jones is his QB, period.
Daniel Jones is locked in as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants
Jones suffered his neck injury in the Week 5 loss against the Dolphins, with his head snapping back in disturbing fashion. This opened the door for Taylor to get the nod against the Bills, with him throwing for 200 yards. He also didn't have any turnovers, which was great to see.
Taylor avoided taking too many sacks, while also showing off his arm with some great balls downfield. With that said, the Giants didn't score a touchdown for yet another game, while Taylor's bone-headed mistake at the end of the first half cost this team in a major way.
Keep in mind that general manager Joe Schoen signed Jones to a four-year, $160 million extension during the offseason too. You think Big Blue is going to give up on the former No. 6 overall pick at this point in the campaign? Not a chance.
Despite his inconsistent play this year, Jones gives the Giants the best chance to win games and he'll have a great shot to put up some big numbers against Washington this weekend at MetLife Stadium if he's healthy enough to play. If he isn't, then Taylor will lead the offense out onto the field. However, he won't be the long-term answer for the Giants under center - Jones is.