When meeting the media on Tuesday, New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll told reporters that quarterback Tyrod Taylor will get some snaps with the first-team offense during preseason, but that such a move was always going to be part of the plan.
Furthermore, any first-team reps for Taylor would “absolutely not” be a reflection on how Daniel Jones has played to date:
Brian Daboll asked if Tyrod Taylor will eventually get some 1st-team snaps. Says probably at some point. But goes out of his way to say he has 100% confidence in starter Daniel Jones. Will Tyron’s snaps be a reflection on how DJ has played? “Absolutely not.”
Clear Jones is QB1.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 16, 2022
Daboll emphasized that such a move has always been part of their plan for training camp:
Brian Daboll says Tyrod Taylor will get some first-team reps during camp, but that’s not an indictment on Daniel Jones. It’s always been plan #Giants
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) August 16, 2022
This is a critical season for Jones and his future with the Giants. The team declined to pick up his fifth-year option, putting his status with New York for 2023 in jeopardy. The team could bring him back under the franchise tag if he performs well, but whether Jones comes through this season for the Giants remains to be seen.
The team added Taylor this past offseason, signing him to a two-year deal.
Both quarterbacks saw action in New York’s first preseason game against the New England Patriots. Jones hit on 6 of 10 passes for 69 yards in limited action, while Taylor completed 13 of 21 throws for 129 yards and a touchdown.