Former Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor being sacked by Giants?

New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor (2) looks downfield after being flushed out of the pocket.
New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor (2) looks downfield after being flushed out of the pocket. /

Former Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor stepped under center Sunday night against the Buffalo Bills in place of the New York Giants’ injured quarterback Daniel Jones. Things didn’t go so well for the former Hokies signal caller and now it looks like he’s going to lose his spot while Jones recovers from his injury.

Giants work out two quarterbacks after Tyrod Taylor’s effort against Buffalo

During the Giants’ 14-9 loss to the Bills, New York head coach Brian Daboll seemed frustrated with Taylor and it appeared to reach its boiling point after the final play of the first half when the Giants were turned away at the goal line by Buffalo and took just a 6-0 lead into halftime.

Monday, the Giants worked out former quarterbacks Ian Book and Matt Barkley as they look to add another QB. Barkley, a former USC quarterback, has played in 19 NFL games, while Book, a former Notre Dame quarterback, has played in one game in the NFL.

Taylor finished the game, 24-for-36 for 200 yards and finished with a quarterback rating (QBR) of 49.3. Jones said following the game that his neck felt better and he was going to work on trying to play in Week 7 against the Washington Commanders, but it’s not a good sign for Taylor if the Giants are bringing in quarterbacks out of work to try them out.

Taylor had an opportunity to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Western New York Sunday night against Buffalo and the Giants certainly had their chances. Not only were they at the goal line at the end of the first half, but also at the end of the game. After the Bills scored two touchdowns in the second half, New York had a chance to win the game on the final play, but Taylor’s pass fell incomplete in the back of the end zone. Now you wonder if his time with the Giants is done.

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