Kyle Lauletta

Kyle Lauletta

Quarterback #5
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 222 lb.
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 4 (108)
Draft Team:NYG

Kyle Lauletta: Will compete for backup role

Lauletta signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on Monday.

Analysis: Lauletta spent the 2019 campaign on the Eagles' practice squad. Now, he'll set his sight on securing the backup role to Carson Wentz (head) in 2020. Josh McCown showed he has plenty left in the tank after relieving Wentz in the wild-card loss to the Seahawks, but his contract expires in March. If McCown doesn't re-sign, it'll likely be between Lauletta and Nate Sudfeld for the No. 2 role, barring another free-agent or draft acquisition.

January 6, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Gets practice squad call

Lauletta went unclaimed on waivers, and agreed to a contract with the Eagles' practice squad Sunday, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The former 2018 fourth-round pick became expendable after the team elected to role with Daniel Jones and Eli Manning at quarterback. Lauletta grew up in the Philadelphia area, so he'll get a chance to compete for a roster spot and impress the coaches of his hometown team.

September 1, 2019 11:30 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Let go by Giants

The Giants waived Lauletta on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After being select in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, the Giants have opted to move on with Eli Manning and Daniel Jones locked in at the top of the depth chart.

August 31, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Shows well Thursday

Lauletta (knee) completed nine of 12 passing attempts for 116 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's preseason game against the Giants.

Analysis: Lauletta also rushed twice for two yards. The 2018 fourth-round pick appears to have fully recovered from the knee injury that limited him during minicamp, and played a solid game Thursday. Lauletta is competing with Alex Tanney, who also logged a strong preseason showing versus the Giants, for a third-string role.

August 9, 2019 10:27 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Limited during minicamp

Lauletta (knee) saw first-team work, but attempted only three passes during Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Lauletta had been recovering from a "minor" knee procedure since March, and was only able to throw three passes during team work. The former fourth-round pick in 2018 faces immense pressure to secure a roster spot, considering where he sits on the depth chart and the fact that the team drafted Daniel Jones with the sixth-overall pick in last April's draft. During practice, Lauletta had one of his three passes intercepted, which isn't a good sign for the signal caller. Along with his struggles off the field -- he was arrested in October and eventually pled guilty to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges -- it's been a year to forget for Lauletta.

June 5, 2019 5:50 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Recovering from knee surgery

Lauletta underwent a "minor" procedure on his knee this offseason, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Selected in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, Lauletta's rookie season was notable for all the wrong reasons. Along with an inability to get on the field in the midst of continued struggles by Eli Manning, Lauletta was arrested in October and eventually plead guilty to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges. If he avoids legal issues through January 2020, Lauletta will have all three charges expunged from his record. Where he stands on the Giants' quarterback depth chart will be notable as the team proceeds with offseason maneuvering. Manning remains on the roster, Alex Tanney re-signed Monday and another signal-caller could join the fray via free agency or the draft over the next two months.

March 4, 2019 2:48 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Settles legal situation

Lauletta plead guilty Tuesday to a disorderly persons offense and two other charges stemming from his Oct. 30 arrest in Weehawken, N.J., Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: There's no telling if Lauletta would have seen the field more as a rookie with Eli Manning going through the motions, but this brush with the law likely didn't help his case. Per Raanan, Lauletta will have all three charges dropped if he avoids any additional legal issues over the next 12 months. From a football standpoint, if Manning is retained and another QB is brought in via free agency or the draft, Lauletta's roster spot for the 2019 campaign could be in jeopardy as the Giants work their way through the offseason program, training camp and the preseason slate.

January 15, 2019 10:53 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Career in limbo

With Lauletta seeing only one snap (as a WR/blocker) in Week 17's game against the Cowboys, it's hard to imagine him having a long-term future in New York.

Analysis: A 2018 fourth-round pick, Lauletta barely saw any action (five attempts) in 2018 and failed to complete a single pass. It's unclear as of yet whether the Giants will bring Eli Manning back, but even if they don't, Lauletta's a long shot for a major role in 2019 given the team didn't even audition him long after it was out of the playoff picture.

January 2, 2019 3:29 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Returns to inactive list

Lauletta (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Lauletta dressed as the top backup to Eli Manning over journeyman Alex Tanney during the previous two games and saw his first NFL action in relief last week in the Giants' 40-16 victory over the Redskins. Even while playing in garbage time, the rookie out of Richmond didn't look NFL ready, completing none of his five throws and tossing an interception. Though coach Pat Shurmur said a few days ago that Lauletta would retain the No. 2 gig in Week 15, he evidently had a change of heart as gameday approached. The move back to the inactive list can't be seen as anything other than a negative development for Lauletta, who may not be viewed within the organization as a potential long-term successor to Manning.

December 16, 2018 8:42 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Sticking as No. 2 quarterback

Coach Pat Shumur confirmed Lauletta would remain the Giants' No. 2 quarterback for Sunday's game against the Titans, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: A healthy inactive through the Giants' first 12 games, Lauletta moved ahead of Alex Tanney on the depth chart and dressed as the backup to Eli Manning the past two weeks. With the Week 14 win over the Redskins turning into a lopsided affair by halftime, Lauletta came on in relief and failed to complete any of his five attempts while also tossing an interception. The poor showing didn't inspire much confidence about Lauletta's ability to direct the offense, though the rookie may get some more in-game reps over the final three weeks of the season if the Giants want to get a glimpse of what post-Manning life might look like.

December 12, 2018 12:04 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Moves into top backup role

Lauletta will be active for the first time all season Sunday against the Bears, dressing as the backup to starting quarterback Eli Manning, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Lauletta, a fourth-round pick out of Richmond, will replace journeyman Alex Tanney as the No. 2 signal-caller after satisfying the Giants with his actions following an Oct. 30 arrest stemming from an incident where he allegedly drove carelessly through traffic. With the Giants entering the Week 13 contest at 3-8 for the season, it's likely that Lauletta -- and potentially Tanney -- will get opportunities to play over the final five games as the team sees what it has in the cupboard behind Manning heading into 2019.

December 2, 2018 9:05 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Could get late-season look

The Giants intend to play Lauletta at some point during the 2018 season, though the rookie likely won't receive an opportunity to do so until New York is officially eliminated from playoff contention, a source told Ralph Vacchiano of reports.

Analysis: With a 3-7 record heading into Sunday's matchup with the Eagles, the Giants face long odds to reach the postseason, though the team is only two games out of first place in the NFC East behind co-division leaders Dallas and Washington. So long as their slim possibility for claiming the division crown remains alive, the Giants appear set to proceed with Eli Manning as their starting signal-caller, with journeyman Alex Tanney acting as the No. 2 quarterback. Since neither Manning nor Tanney look to be part of New York's long-term plans, it makes sense for the team to see what it has in Lauletta, a rookie fourth-round pick, over the final few contests of the season. At 6-foot-2 and 222 pounds, Lauletta is slightly undersized for a quarterback, but he displayed an accurate arm during his four-year college career at Richmond.

November 24, 2018 8:38 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Inactive Week 10

Lauletta (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Lauletta is likely facing discipline after he was charged with eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest in late October. The rookie fourth-round pick will not suit up for Sunday's tilt against the 49ers, and it remains to be seen when Lauletta will rejoin the Giants' offense as a backup to veteran quarterback Eli Manning.

November 12, 2018 4:49 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Won't be suspended following arrest

Coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that Lauletta wouldn't be suspended by the team following the rookie's Oct. 30 arrest on charges of eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest.

Analysis: The timing of Lauletta's arrest couldn't have been any worse, as there was some belief the fourth-round pick might have gotten his first look as the starting quarterback coming out of the Giants' Week 9 bye. It's unclear how close the Giants might have actually been to making a change under center, but Lauletta's transgression likely gave Shurmur enough reason to stick with veteran Eli Manning for the Week 10 game against the 49ers, an assignment the coach confirmed Tuesday. While Lauletta won't receive a suspension in light of the incident, Shurmur noted that the first-year signal-caller would face "internal consequences" for his actions. Even so, the door isn't necessarily closed on Lauletta getting an opportunity to play at some point in 2018, as Shurmur wouldn't commit to Manning starting beyond Monday's game and said he informed the veteran over the bye week that he needed to play better to retain the top job the rest of the season. Manning has posted a mediocre 8:6 TD:INT through the Giants' first eight games and has shown little ability to evade the pass rush while playing behind a shaky offensive line.

November 6, 2018 9:27 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Receives three charges

Lauletta was charged with eluding police, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest Tuesday, reports.

Analysis: Arrested in Weehawken, N.J. en route to the Giants' facility Tuesday, Lauletta was cited after failing to obey directions from a police officer and almost striking him with his vehicle. This is apparently Lauletta's second such transgression in as many days. As a 2018 fourth-round pick, his spot on the Giants' 53-man roster is safe, but it could impact the team's decision-making in the event it decides to bench the disappointing Eli Manning at some point. The only other quarterback on the team is journeyman Alex Tanney.

October 30, 2018 11:50 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Gets arrested Tuesday

Lauletta was arrested in Weehawken, N.J. during his drive to the Giants' facility Tuesday morning, Ron Zeitlinger of reports.

Analysis: According to sources, Lauletta failed to obey directions from a police officer and nearly struck him with his vehicle. With Eli Manning struggling mightily this season, the 2018 fourth-round pick is the best quarterback candidate on the roster to get extended run in the second half of the season. The Giants' other option, journeyman Alex Tanney, also hasn't taken a snap in 2018.

October 30, 2018 9:27 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Not suiting up Sunday

Lauletta is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Lauletta lost the battle for the backup QB role with the Giants to Alex Tanney. With Tanney operating as the No. 2 and the team relatively healthy, Lauletta is a healthy scratch.

September 9, 2018 9:40 AM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Solid preseason showing

Lauletta completed 7-of-12 passes for 55 in Friday's preseason loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Taken in the fourth round, Lauletta has a good chance to emerge as Eli Manning's backup ahead of Davis Webb, a holdover from the team's previous regime.

August 11, 2018 4:01 PM EST

Kyle Lauletta: Solid preseason showing

Lauletta completed 7-of-12 passes for 55 in Friday's preseason loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Taken in the fourth round, Lauletta has a good chance to emerge as Eli Manning's backup ahead of Davis Webb, a holdover from the team's previous regime.

August 11, 2018 4:01 PM EST

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