Giants Exercise Alex Tanney’s Option

The Giants have exercised their option on Alex Tanney‘s contract, according to ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). With that, he’ll be in the mix to serve as Daniel Jones’ QB2 this year. 

Tanney, 33 in November, has bounced around the league throughout his career. He had stops with the Chiefs, Cowboys, Browns, Buccaneers, Titans, Bills, Colts, and Titans (again) before joining the Giants in May of 2018. Meanwhile, he’s thrown just 15 passes in the NFL between two games.

Despite his lack of live action, coaches see Tanney as a quick study and a solid influence in the locker room. Keepin the Monmouth product isn’t an expensive proposition, either. If he sticks, he’ll earn just $950K in base salary with a $1.012MM cap hit. If he doesn’t make the cut, the Giants won’t be on the hook for much: the dead money hit would be less than $38K.

Earlier this offseason, there were some rumblings that the Giants could consider Tom Brady, but we heard recently that they will not be in pursuit of the future Hall of Famer. Instead, they’ll stay the course with youngster Daniel Jones who showed flashes of promise after taking over for Eli Manning.

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  1. “Earlier this offseason, there were some rumblings that the Giants could consider Tom Brady,”

    From who? They’re one of the least likely teams in the league to sign Tom Brady. Even the three other teams in their own division would be more likely to sign Brady (although probably tied with the Eagles around a 0% likelihood). Who would even push this rumor?

    • JoeBrady

      Ridiculous. You see this crap from writers all the time, citing ‘unnamed executives’. In BB, some writers were saying the RS were going to get May, Lux, and more, while others cited the ‘unnamed executives’ saying he was impossible to trade.

      I don’t mind them making up stories, but they need to be at least as knowledgeable as the fans, or they sound like idiots. And I cannot imagine the NYG signing Brady to a big contract, to waste of year of Daniels, to hope for another win or two.

    • earmbrister

      Why? To ensure they advance in the playoffs if Jones gets hurt?

      The Giants are rebuilding and their money is better spent elsewhere.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Manning will be un-retired and starting for the Giants by mid October.

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