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Tyrod Taylor leaving Houston, signs with New York Giants

After an injury-plagued, tough year with the Houston Texans, Tyrod Taylor is headed to New York to compete for the Giants starting quarterback job.

Tyrod Taylor leaving Houston, signs with New York Giants
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Journeyman quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to sign a two-year, $17million deal as backup quarterback for the New York Giants.

Taylor on the move again

In his 11th season in the NFL, Taylor will play for his fifth team after stints with the Houston Texans, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills since being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens.

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal for the 32-year-old includes $8.5m in guaranteed money.

The Giants did not immediately confirm the deal, but Taylor changed his Twitter bio to identify himself as a "current New York Giant".

He also posted the tweet: "NYC!!!!!"

Key year coming up for Jones and Giants

Taylor lost his starting role with the Chargers after an injection resulted in a punctured lung shortly before kick-off against the Chiefs in September 2020, with rookie first-round pick Justin Herbert getting the start and taking over as the franchise quarterback.

The Giants are still committed to 2019 first-round pick Daniel Jones as the lead signal-caller, but the team is entering a season where the franchise will have to make a decision about whether Jones is deserving of a long-term extension.