Tanney becomes the fourth quarterback on the Giants’ roster, joining starter Eli Manning, 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb, and 2018 fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta. Tanney comes with only limited NFL experience, but Lauletta is a late-round rookie and Webb did not throw a pass in his only pro season. As a holdover of the previous regime, Webb may be on shaky ground with GM Dave Gettleman, so Tanney may have an opportunity to stick on the roster.
Tanney, a product of Division III Monmouth College in Illinois, has bounced around the league since entering as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He has signed contracs with the Chiefs, Cowboys, Browns, Bucs, Titans (twice), Bills, and Colts. The Giants deal marks his ninth NFL pact and the eighth new jersey for his collection.
Tanney has 14 NFL passes to his credit (all coming in 2015), but he is perhaps best known for his trick shot highlight reel that went viral in 2011.