3. Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor will always have one of the coolest nicknames in NFL history. He is known as T-Mobile for his dual-threat ability as both a runner and a thrower of the football. Taylor is above-.500 in his career as a starter (26-25-1 in 52 starts), but his most recent opportunity as a starter for the Texans in 2021 didn’t go very well. After spending the first four years of his career with the Ravens, Taylor has played for five different teams since 2017.
Taylor is among the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the league with an average salary of $5.5 million per year, with a $6.9 million cap hit in 2023. However, Daniel Jones is entering the first year of the four-year, $160 million contract he signed this offseason. The Giants have made a huge commitment to Danny Dimes, making it tough to justify spending so much money on a backup quarterback. Not to mention, Taylor also dealt with back and concussion injuries last season.
After suffering from some of the NFL’s worst backup quarterback play during Joe Judge’s era, the G-Men overcompensated for the position to try and make up for it. Giants fans will never forget Jake Fromm’s infamous third-and-long QB sneak.