What a difference a week makes for former Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor. It wasn’t the best week for the former Hokies signal caller, but he came up big for the New York Giants in a win over the Washington Commanders Sunday.
It wasn’t the best last seven days for Taylor, but he proved to head coach Brian Daboll that he could lead the offense to a win while Daniel Jones continues to recover from a neck injury.
Tyrod Taylor has a bounce-back game against Washington
Last Sunday night against the Buffalo Bills in Western New York, Taylor struggled to help the Giants find the end zone in a 14-9 loss. On Monday, New York brought in Ian Book and Matt Barkley for a workout. In the end, Daboll decided to give Taylor another opportunity and he was rewarded.
Taylor was 18-for-29 for 279 yards, two touchdowns for a QBR of 116.9, despite being sacked four times in a 14-7 win. New York scored both touchdowns in the second quarter when Taylor found tight end Darren Waller for a 15-yard touchdown pass.
Six minutes later, Taylor found Saquon Barkley for a 32-yard touchdown after a short pass just beyond the line of scrimmage was completed and the Giants running back did the rest getting through the Commanders’ defense.
It was a good game for Taylor after failing to not the Giants into the end zone last weekend. Against Buffalo, he was 24-for-36 for 200 yards, but New York had to settle for field goals instead of touchdowns, which will need to change next weekend when they play the New York Jets.
Another former Hokie, Kendall Fuller played against Taylor for Washington and finished with three tackles. Fuller has had a good season so far, including picking off Josh Allen of the Bills earlier this season in a loss at home.