Giants add Colt McCoy as Daniel Jones backup

The Giants have a new quarterback.

Daniel Jones’ setting up job is risk-free, but there is a new preferred for the No. 2 location on the depth chart — previous occupied to some degree uncomfortably by two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning before retirement.

Colt McCoy, 33, agreed to phrases Thursday on a a person-12 months contract, supplying the Giants a backup with 39 game titles performed and 28 starts off in excess of his 10-year profession with the Browns, 49ers and Redskins. He built a few starts off over the past two seasons in the NFC East.

The foundation benefit of McCoy’s deal is $2.25 million, with $1.5 million confirmed and a max value of $3 million, a supply informed The Article.

McCoy, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist while at Texas, will be challenged by fellow veteran Alex Tanney, who has played in two online games for the duration of his 8-12 months profession with eight groups.

Tanney, 32, initially joined the Giants in 2018 and was Manning’s backup that season. He was the No. 3 quarterback final season, but performed a important driving-the-scenes preparation role in Jones’ advancement.

The Giants exercised a $1 million contractual possibility on Tanney before this thirty day period. But Tanney’s contract is not confirmed — McCoy’s ensures imply better safety — so he could be minimize with no lifeless funds.

However, the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement makes it possible for groups more versatility to carry a few quarterbacks by obtaining rid of the limitations blocking veterans from keeping a place on the exercise squad.

The Giants beforehand confirmed curiosity in Matt Moore, a 13-calendar year veteran who expended final period with the Chiefs and filled in for two online games when Patrick Mahomes was wounded.

The Giants employed Craig Fitzgerald from the University of Tennessee to be their energy and conditioning coach, as he verified on his Twitter account. He beforehand directed the program for 4 seasons with the Texans.