Former Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor lands in perfect situation for 2024

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Last season, former Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor spent the season with the New York Giants. He entered free agency this off-season and he has reportedly found a new home for 2024 and it's too far from where he was last season.

Taylor reportedly agreed to a deal late Monday night with the New York Jets to be the backup for Aaron Rodgers, who is recovering from an Achilles injury. This is a perfect landing spot for the 35-year-old who will back up the future Hall of Famer and give the Jets a good backup should Rodgers not be ready for training camp and the preseason or should he get injured again.

Tyrod Taylor landing with the Jets is a great landing spot for the former Hokies

Last season for the Giants, Taylor threw for 1,341 yards and five touchdowns, and just three interceptions. He had an 89.1 QB rating. Despite being sacked a season-high six times by the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 31 in a 27-26 loss at home, he threw for a season-high 319 yards. A week earlier, he came on in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Day to nearly lead a big New York second-half comeback before losing 33-25. He was 7-for-16 in the game for 133 yards including a 69-yard fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Darius Slayton.

Jets owner Woody Johnson was not happy with the backup situation when Rodgers went down as they never addressed a capable backup, but signing Taylor gives him an experienced backup who has had success in the league. He still has a strong arm and plays with a ton of confidence, which is huge in the NFL. This signing is big for the Jets in terms of Rodgers's health if he's not ready to begin the season or gets hurt, Taylor is a much better backup option than they have had in years past and he will keep them in contention in the AFC East.