Have yourself a day, Tyrod Taylor. On Sunday against the Commanders, the NY Giants were able to post a thrilling 14-7 victory, with Taylor coming up big for this team. On the day, the veteran signal-called went 18-of-29 for 279 yards and two touchdowns.
Few people can argue with the fact that Taylor has impressed in the past two weeks in relief of the injured Daniel Jones. With Taylor playing so well, some fans are even calling for him to take over as the full-time starter. While Taylor is flattered with the love he's getting, his focus isn't on being QB1. Instead, he just wants to help the offense out in any way he can:
Tyrod Taylor isn't worried about replacing Daniel Jones as the Giants starter
You've got to love that mindset from Taylor. With the way he has been playing, you'd assume that he feels like there's no reason for him to head back to the bench. If he was hot-headed, maybe he'd be kicking down the doors to Brian Daboll's office to demand he keep starting.
However, that's not who Taylor is. Instead, he's just going to keep working hard and do whatever Coach Dabes and his staff ask him to do. That's a fantastic mentality from Taylor. He just helped the Giants post their first win since Week 2, but he knows his role for the G-Men.
This offseason, the Giants signed Jones to his four-year, $160 million extension. This is Danny Dimes' team when he's healthy. Jones has missed two games with the neck injury suffered against the Dolphins, but the feeling is he'll be good to go in Week 8 vs. the Jets.
Once Jones is cleared, Taylor is ready to assume his role as QB2 for the Giants. Having said that, should Jones miss any time the rest of the way, Big Blue supporters will have plenty of confidence in Taylor whenever his number is called. He was a monstrous reason why the Giants improved to 2-5 on the year.