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Tyrod Taylor signing gives Giants options for possible post-Daniel Jones world

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The Giants aren’t sure yet if Daniel Jones is their quarterback of the future. And now they’ve given themselves an option if they decide he’s not.

That is one of the benefits of adding veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract on Tuesday, according to a source. He is no threat to Jones’ starting job in 2022, as long as Jones remains healthy.

But Taylor does give the Giants a viable option if Jones gets hurt again. And just as importantly, he gives them a veteran option and a placeholder quarterback for 2023 if they decide to move on from Jones after this season.

And that dynamic makes it seem even more likely that the Giants will pass on Jones’ fifth-year option for 2023, which is a fully guaranteed $22.3 million that they must decide on by May 2. With the jury still out on Jones, it has always made more sense for the Giants to decline the option, giving them the freedom to move on if they decide that’s…

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