The Giants’ new head coach, Brian Daboll, worked with free agent quarterback Mitchell Trubisky when they were both with the Bills last year (Daboll as offensive coordinator). Well, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN, Daboll has interest in luring Trubisky to join him in New York.
There’s been some interest in bringing Trubisky to Pittsburgh, as well, where a path to starting is much more clear. If Daboll’s familiarity with the sixth-year quarterback is able to attract him to the Giants, though, the head coach sees the potential for him to mirror the results of Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee. A quick refresher: Tannehill arrived in Nashville in 2019 in a trade with the Dolphins. Tannehill started the season in the role of back up quarterback to the incumbent starter Marcus Mariota. After a 2-4 start to the season, Mariota was benched in favor of Tannehill, who went 7-3 for the rest of the year and led the Titans to the AFC Championship Game.
Daboll holds hope that, while Daniel Jones may retain the starting job in New York, if the need presents itself, Trubisky could provide the same effect as Tannehill.
Some other notes concerning quarterbacks around the league:
- Another option the Steelers could be looking into, Jameis Winston is looking like the most likely starting quarterback for the Saints in 2022, according to Graziano. With Teddy Bridgewater headed to free agency, a return to New Orleans could be possible, and Winston may see some opportunities in testing the free agent market, himself. But Winston is a locker room favorite that saw success on the Saints before tearing his ACL midseason last year.
- Tyrod Taylor lost the starting job in Houston last year to rookie quarterback Davis Mills. With Mills expected to return to the starting position next year, the Texans do have interest in bringing Taylor back in the role of back up quarterback, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Taylor has chased starting jobs throughout his career and has seen some success at times. He may search for a new opportunity to start, but, if not, Taylor has shown professionalism several times in back up roles mentoring young quarterbacks.
- After receiving Drew Lock in the Russell Wilson-trade with the Broncos, Seattle is considering the elements to Lock’s lack of success in Denver, according to Fowler. Some believe that the revolving door of offensive coordinators contributed to his struggles. Seattle is analyzing whether they believe in Pete Carroll‘s ability to develop Lock, who showed glimpses of promise in his early appearances as a Bronco, or whether they need to make moves for Deshaun Watson to win now.
10 comments on “QB Rumors: Trubisky, Winston, Taylor, Lock”
I’ve never seen as many female football fans from coffee stands to corporate offices in any place than I have in King County, WA.
I highly doubt Watson ends up in 12th man country.
Agreed. Watson is going to go to either the Panthers (most likely) or the Vikings.
You can cross the Vikings off that list now.
Brady coming back changes some (not all) dynamics.
Just to completely beat a dead horse, none of these options are good where the Steelers are concerned and yet, look at the alternative
I think the Steelers sign Bridgewater
and draft a QB.
Maybe even move back a few spots in the draft, get more picks and take Desmond Ridder.
Teddy isn’t a world-changer, but he’s solid on the field and in the locker room. Despite his obvious shortcomings,
he’s a good mentor and teammate .
He’s played for some really bad teams, and yet he has a 41-32 W-L record
Why would Seattle think they have a need to “win now”?
Because Pete is old and this regime has been around forever. That’s the pressure the front office is feeling.
Hawks: Trade for Gardner Minshew
Drew Lock is Charlie Whitehurst.