1. QB Tyrod Taylor
When the Giants first signed Tyrod Taylor to be the primary backup for the Giants, there was a lot of uncertainty behind Daniel Jones.
The Giants had declined Jones' fifth-year option and some had wondered if Jones would even be the Week 1 starter given his struggles in 2021, plus the neck injury that sidelined him for the final six games. Heck, even Brian Daboll wanted to see if Jones had the moxy to get out of training camp as the starter.
Fortunately for Jones, he had more than enough, as he proved to the Giants coaching staff that he deserved to be the starter. Even in one brief appearance when Taylor came in for Jones due to an injury, Taylor's performance showed why Jones should be the Giants starter.
Fortunately, Jones finished that game and didn't stay injured long, as he helped lead the Giants to a 9-7-1 season and to their first playoff berth since 2016 and their first playoff win since Super Bowl 46. Jones' reward for that was a four-year, $160 million contract, which cements himself as the Giants guy moving forward.
Taylor, who is already on the books for a $6.9 million cap hit in 2023, could be a potential release at the end of training camp if Tommy DeVito can come in and show that he deserves to be the backup behind Jones. But even if Taylor does deserve his spot as the primary backup, he will probably look for work elsewhere after 2023.
An NFL team will likely want Taylor on their team just like the Giants did before the 2022 season when they were trying to figure out if Jones was going to be their guy moving forward. The Giants will probably look for a much cheaper backup if DeVito doesn't snag the spot first.