The New York Giants learned a difficult lesson last season after Daniel Jones went down with a neck injury against the Philadelphia Eagles. Behind Jones, the Giants had Mike Glennon, who once received a lucrative contract from the Chicago Bears but failed miserably to elevate New York’s offense, recording a 53.9% completion rate and 10 interceptions over six games.
It is clear that the Giants need to upgrade their backup quarterback position, and they will have a few free-agent options to choose from, including Marcus Mariota, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Andy Dalton, and even Tyrod Taylor.
However, the most sensible option might be Mitchell Trubisky, who spent last season with the Buffalo Bills under Brian Daboll’s leadership on offense. Trubisky appeared in six games, completing six passes for 43 yards and an interception.
The former Chicago Bear once reached the Pro Bowl at 24 years old back in 2018, recording 3,223 yards, 24 touchdown passes, and a 66. 6% completion rate. While those numbers stand out compared to Daniel Jones’s statistics over the past three seasons, Trubisky’s demise led him to become a backup just as fast as he elevated to star status.
Daboll had only positive things to say about Trubisky, and considering he knows the playbook the Giants’ new head coach utilized in Buffalo, he is the obvious option in free agency.
“Mitch has been a really good addition since he’s been here. (He’s) a guy that’s played 50-some games, has seen a lot of football,” Brian Daboll said of Mitchell Trubsiky last year after. “Standing back at that position, it’s different than watching it from the press box or watching it from the sideline or anything like that. There’s things that have happened to him throughout his young career so far that I think can help Josh and assist Josh, and vice-versa. I’m glad we have Mitch.”