Taylor completed all five of his pass attempts for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 loss to Philadelphia. He also rushed twice for 40 yards, lost a fumble on a sack and completed a two-point conversion.
Analysis: Taylor came on to replace Daniel Jones midway through the fourth quarter with the game out of reach for New York. Taylor's first drive didn't go well, as he was sacked on the second play and coughed up the ball, leading to an Eagles touchdown. However, the backup QB led the Giants to a touchdown on the following drive, finding Richie James from 19 yards out one play after converting a 4th-and-15 with a 32-yard scramble. This was just Taylor's second game appearance of the season, as Jones has been able to maintain his health thus far. Taylor is among the safer backup quarterback options in the league, but Jones has done well enough this season to solidify himself as the starter for a team in the thick of the playoff hunt.
Dec 12, 2022 10:34 AM EST
Taylor was a full participant in Thursday's practice after head coach Brian Daboll said the quarterback cleared the concussion protocol, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: After suffering the concussion while coming on in relief of a banged-up Daniel Jones in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bears, Taylor wasn't able to clear the protocol in time to play in last week's victory over the Packers in London. Davis Webb was summoned from the practice squad last week to handle backup duties behind Jones, but Taylor looks like he'll be dressing as the understudy this Sunday against Baltimore.
Oct 13, 2022 1:28 PM EST
Taylor (concussion) will be a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.
Analysis: Taylor replaced Daniel Jones, who suffered an ankle injury, during the fourth quarter of the team's Week 4 win over the Bears, but the backup quarterback also had to leave the contest due to a concussion. Despite optimism, Taylor remained sidelined for Week 5, but Jones returned and led a comeback win over the Packers. It's encouraging to see Taylor back at practice, albeit in a limited fashion, and he appears on track to reprise his role as the top backup heading into Sunday's match against the Ravens.
Oct 12, 2022 10:00 AM EST
Taylor (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Taylor remains in the league's concussion protocol and will be forced to miss at least one game after he sustained his injury in last week's win over the Bears. However, Daniel Jones should be available to start under center, while Davis Webb will likely be elevated to the active roster to serve as a backup quarterback.
Oct 7, 2022 10:46 AM EST
Taylor (concussion) was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of Fox Sports reports.
Analysis: Though Taylor has gone down as a non-participant on the Giants' first two Week 5 practice reports and remains in the concussion protocol, the veteran signal-caller seemingly took a step forward Thursday even if his level of activity didn't suggest as much. According to Duggan, Taylor was present for Thursday's practice and was sporting a helmet, and he was later spotted running off to the side. Taylor is seemingly on track to fly with the Giants to London on Friday, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to advance to limit or full activity in the Giants' final Week 5 practice. If Taylor can't clear the protocol before Sunday's game against the Packers, Davis Webb would likely be elevated from the practice squad to serve as the backup to starter Daniel Jones (ankle), who has been limited in the Giants' first two practices but looks to be trending toward playing.
Oct 6, 2022 12:40 PM EST
Taylor (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Taylor left Sunday's win over the Bears with a concussion after he'd replaced Daniel Jones, who then re-entered the contest and played through an ankle injury. The Giants reportedly hope to have Jones under center this Sunday against the Packers in London.
Oct 5, 2022 10:38 AM EST
Taylor suffered a concussion during Sunday's 20-12 win against the Bears, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Taylor entered for a banged-up Daniel Jones (ankle) in the fourth quarter, throwing an interception on his first drive before taking a helmet-to-helmet hit on the second possession. He proceeded to be examined for a head injury, and a concussion has been confirmed in the meantime. The Giants take on the Packers in London next Sunday, but it's unclear if Taylor will be Jones' backup, let alone both players being available. Currently, the only other quarterback on the roster is practice-squad member Davis Webb.
Oct 2, 2022 2:42 PM EST
Taylor is under evaluation for a head injury during Sunday's contest against the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Taylor took over for an injured Daniel Jones (ankle) in the fourth quarter, but he tossed an interception on his first drive before taking a helmet-to-helmet hit on his second possession. With the Giants rostering only two quarterbacks Sunday, Saquon Barkley operated out of the wild cat while Jones returned to the field and lined up out wide. It remains to be seen whether or not Taylor enters the concussion protocol.
Oct 2, 2022 12:45 PM EST
Taylor was absent from Saturday's practice due to a personal issue, but he's expected to be ready to play in Monday's Week 3 matchup against Dallas, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Taylor has yet to take a snap this season, but he's the clear-cut backup to starter Daniel Jones. With the Giants off to a 2-0 start, Jones' job security is relatively secure, so it would take an injury or a drastic dropoff in Jones' play for Taylor to gain fantasy relevance.
Sep 24, 2022 11:46 AM EST
Taylor (back) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Taylor suffered a back injury during the Giants' preseason finale, but as expected, he'll will be available for Week 1. The veteran quarterback is set to operate as the primary backup to Daniel Jones during Sunday's season opener against the Titans.
Sep 7, 2022 1:21 PM EST
Coach Brian Daboll said Monday that Taylor (back) is "good to go" for Week 1, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Taylor will be available as Daniel Jones' backup during Sunday's road season-opener against the Titans. The veteran suffered a back injury during the Giants' preseason contest against the Jets, but he's managed to avoid a long-term issue. It remains to be seen whether Taylor will practice in full Wednesday, but in any case he appears on track for Sunday.
Sep 5, 2022 10:22 AM EST
Coach Brian Daboll said Taylor "should be OK" after the quarterback left Sunday's preseason game versus the Jets due to a back injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Leading the offense in place of Daniel Jones, Taylor worked most of the first quarter before taking a hit while rolling to his right. Taylor remained on the field for a spell before heading to the sideline tent and eventually the locker room. The veteran QB returned to the sideline in street clothes after halftime, and Daboll's comment indicates Taylor will be fine to serve as Jones' backup to begin the upcoming season.
Aug 28, 2022 1:51 PM EST
Taylor left Sunday's preseason game versus the Jets due to a back injury, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Taylor was driven into the ground after completing a 25-yard pass to Daniel Bellinger, remaining on the turf for a few minutes. The 11-year pro then visited the medical tent before needing a cart to get to the locker room. With starting quarterback Daniel Jones sitting out this contest, Taylor handed off the offense to Davis Webb.
Aug 28, 2022 10:56 AM EST
Taylor (undisclosed) was carted off the field during Sunday's preseason game against the Jets, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: As the first quarter was drawing to a close, Taylor unleashed a pass as he rolled to the right and immediately was driven to the ground by a Jets defender. He remained on the turf for a spell before going to the sideline tent and requiring a cart to get to the locker room. The nature of the injury is unclear, but Taylor ceded QB duties to Davis Webb with Daniel Jones sitting out this exhibition.
Aug 28, 2022 10:53 AM EST
Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Taylor could get some snaps with the first team during preseason games, Jordan Ranaan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: There is no QB competition in New York -- Daboll emphasized that Daniel Jones is the clear-cut starter heading into his fourth NFL season. However, the coach also indicated a desire to expose Taylor to scenarios in which he may be needed to enter a game in a pinch, which is especially pertinent given the fact that Jones has dealt with injuries throughout his professional career. There's also the reality that the Giants declined Jones' fifth-year option earlier this year. Should he fail to do well in Daboll's offense, it's possible that Taylor -- who is on a two-year deal -- could take the reigns in 2023 while the organization pursues its next potential franchise quarterback.
Aug 17, 2022 9:36 PM EST
Taylor completed 13 of 21 pass attempts for 129 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers in Thursday's 23-21 preseason victory over New England. He also rushed once for two yards.
Analysis: Daniel Jones and Davis Webb also logged time behind center in the contest, but Taylor saw the most action of the trio. He was responsible for the team's only passing touchdown, connecting with Richie James for a seven-yard score in the second quarter. Taylor will open the regular season as New York's backup quarterback, but he offers a viable alternative to Jones if the latter struggles in new head coach Brian Daboll's offense.
Aug 12, 2022 12:03 AM EST
The Giants and Taylor agreed to terms of a two-year contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Taylor was a member of the Bills when new Giants GM Joe Schoen joined Buffalo's front office in 2017. At 32 years old, Taylor brings a wealth of experience to New York's quarterback room, having started 53 games for four different organizations. In his most recent stint with the Texans last season, the 2011 sixth-round pick completed 91 of 150 passes for 966 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing 19 times for 151 yards and three more scores in six starts. With the Giants, Taylor will serve as the direct backup to three-year pro Daniel Jones (neck), whose injury history may allow the former to get on the field again in 2022.
Mar 15, 2022 3:30 PM EST
Coach David Culley named Davis Mills Houston's starting quarterback for the rest of the season, relegating Taylor to backup duties, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.
Analysis: Taylor was cleared to return after suffering the wrist injury last week against the Colts, but Mills remained in the contest and will retain the starting job going forward. Taylor has played in six games this season and completed 91 of 150 passes for 966 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions while also rushing 19 times for 151 yards and three more scores.
Dec 10, 2021 8:42 AM EST
Taylor (left wrist) practiced fully Wednesday.
Analysis: Per Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site, Taylor, who suffered a hyperextension of his left wrist in this past Sunday's loss to the Colts, shared first-team QB reps with Davis Mills on Wednesday. While coach David Culley said a decision on the team's starting signal-caller for Week 14 (and potentially for the rest of the season) has yet to be made, he noted that Taylor's wrist issue won't be a factor in that call. Meanwhile, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston indicates via league sources that Mills is expected to get the nod, though an official announcement on that front, one way or the other, may not arrive until the end of the week.
Dec 8, 2021 5:13 PM EST
Taylor (wrist) is practicing Wednesday but isn't expected to start Sunday's game against the Seahawks, with the Texans likely turning back to rookie Davis Mills under center, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: Taylor's poor performance already made this a possibility before a Monday report revealed he has torn ligaments in his left wrist. It's an injury the right-handed QB might be able to play through, but it sounds like Taylor is on track to finish out the season as a backup even if he's healthy enough to play. Of course, there's still time for another flip-flop, with five games remaining and Mills yet to win an NFL start (the Texans went 0-6 with the rookie under center Weeks 3-8).
Dec 8, 2021 12:41 PM EST
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