Giants might need reinforcements
Update: The Giants are bringing in Tanney for a visit, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Original story: With New York Giants’ starting quarterback Daniel Jones dealing with a hamstring injury, head coach Joe Judge told reporters on Monday that they will look into bringing in another quarterback in order to add depth to the position.
As of right now, Jones has an outside chance of playing on Sunday, but odds are that he will likely at least miss one game as New York looks to increase their lead in the NFC East.
Right now Colt McCoy is the only healthy quarterback on the Giants’ active roster. They also have Clayton Thorson who’s on the practice squad. If Jones can’t play this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, then I would imagine that Thorson will be added to the active roster for at least one week.
The 24 year-old Thorson, was a fifth round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2019 NFL Draft and also spent time last season with the Dallas Cowboys. So offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is familiar with him.
If the Giants do end up adding another quarterback, the thought is that it would be Alex Tanney who spent time with the Cowboys and Garrett in 2013 as well as the Giants from 2018-2019.
I’ve also seen Cooper Rush’s name thrown around, but he’s on the Cowboys practice squad right now and if they sign him, the Giants would have to keep him on their active roster for three weeks.