4 veteran QBs the NY Giants should pursue over Jacoby Brissett

If Joe Schoen wants to find someone to push Danny Dimes, there will be strong options available in free agency.

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2. Marcus Mariota

It's been an up-and-down career for Marcus Mariota since being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. One thing is for sure, though, he has playoff experience and at his worst, he is a below-average quarterback, a backup even, which is exactly what he'd be with the Giants.

The only time Mariota saw serious playing time last season was actually against the Giants in Week 17. In 2022, though, Mariota was a full-time starter for the Falcons where he completed 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,219 yards, 15 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 13 games.

He likely doesn't have what it takes to start anymore, but for a backup, he could serve well. Whether Daniel Jones misses games to injury, or is flat-out benched, Mariota could be a great option to come off the bench.

Mariota would fit fairly well since he can get it done on the ground as well, maybe not as well as Jones or Taylor, but he's certainly solid when running the football. With the Falcons in 2022, he ran the ball 85 times for 438 yards and four touchdowns. Not the best option, but nowhere near the worst.