With the NY Giants just taking down the Washington Commanders, as well as coming just one play short of beating the Buffalo Bills on SNF, many fans have started questioning who the team's starting quarterback should be moving forward. Some believe it should be Daniel Jones once he returns back from injury, which is understandable as he has been QB1 for nearly five years now and led them to the playoffs last season.
However, despite all of this, there is still a subsection of Giants fans who wish for backup QB Tyrod Taylor to be promoted to the starter regardless of whether Jones is healthy or not. This is tough, as all QB controversies tend to be, but let's try and make an objective case for Taylor to remain the go-to guy moving forward:
3. The Giants offense has simply looked better with Tyrod Taylor
It may not look great, but I don't think there's much doubt that the Giants offense has looked a bit better with Taylor under center these last two weeks. Not only did the team, again, come just one play away from beating the Bills, who have a top defense in the league, but they finally scored not just one, but two touchdowns against the Commanders, both of which came off throws from Taylor.
Through his first two starts, Taylor has completed 42-of-65 pass attempts for 479 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. In both games, Taylor has surpassed 200 passing yards, meanwhile Jones only has two games where he's done this, but he had five attempts to do so.
Not everything has been perfect, and Taylor has missed his fair amount of simple passes just like Jones has, but something we can't ignore is the amount of deep shots Taylor has taken in just two games. Personally, I trust Jones to consistently make the easy throws more than Taylor, but when it comes to the deep ball game, it's not close as of now.
Not only is Taylor taking more deep shots than Jones, but he's completing them at a better rate and it's been helping the Giants offense out a ton, setting them up to succeed more than Jones' usual dump-offs. Maybe this will make Jones have more temptation to let it fly if he does start once healthy, but as of now, Taylor clears in this aspect.