It's time to put the 2023 campaign in the past even if the playoffs are still in full swing. Now, NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll will have their hands full as they prepare for next fall.
Not only do Schoen and Daboll have to build their coaching staff for next year, but they have to determine what their roster will look like in 2024 as well. The Giants have 26 free agents this offseason, including Saquon Barkley, Adoree' Jackson, Xavier McKinney, Isaiah Simmons, and Tyrod Taylor. The Giants must determine who they want to retain and how they will use their No. 6 overall pick on.
After a disappointing season, finishing 6-11, the Giants are going to have a lot of new faces in town once Week 1 rolls around. Unfortunately, that also means some popular players among the fanbase won't return. In this piece, we take a look at four guys in particular who we think will be on their way out:
4. QB Tyrod Taylor
One player who will likely not return to the Giants next season is backup quarterback Taylor, who will be a free agent this offseason. The 34-year-old signal-caller has been with the team since 2022 and has had his number called upon several times this year when starting quarterback Daniel Jones was sidelined with injuries.
When Tyrod went down with an injury, Daboll called upon undrafted free agent quarterback Tommy DeVito, who quickly stole the hearts of many Giants fans for his performance on the field and his personality off the field; however, as soon as the rookie struggled, Taylor's number was called again by the Giants.
While Taylor is seen as a viable option by the Giants at quarterback and has stepped up significantly with the G-Men, he is older, and his contract is expiring. It doesn't make sense for the Giants to retain him with Danny Dimes returning from injury, the opportunity to develop DeVito further if retained by the team, and the likelihood Schoen could draft a QB in the later rounds of the NFL Draft.
Despite struggling this season, the Giants have stated that they view Jones as their starting quarterback for 2024 and do not want to give up on the 26-year-old QB just yet, especially after the massive contract he received from the team last offseason. With that said, it is pretty clear that Taylor's time with the Giants is most likely over.