EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — New York Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a back injury from a hard hit in Sunday’s preseason game against the New York Jets and was carted into the locker room.
Taylor started the Giants’ preseason finale, with starter Daniel Jones getting the afternoon off. He rolled to the right late in the first quarter and was hit by Jets rookie defenseman Micheal Clemons after throwing a pass.
The game went to Daniel Bellinger for a 25-yard completion, but Taylor stayed down until treated by Giants medical staff. He eventually jogged off the field but immediately went into the blue medical tent for observation.
When Taylor came out of the tent, he jumped on a cart and was taken to the locker room. Third-row quarterback Davis Webb took Taylor’s place and would be next in line behind Jones should Taylor’s injury force him to miss time.
The Giants signed Taylor last offseason as a replacement for the veteran behind Jones. It was imperative they had a contingency plan in place after things went wrong last season when Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm served as backup starters for the final six games while Jones was sidelined with a neck injury.
New York lost all six of those games and averaged just 9.3 points per game.
Taylor, 33, has played for the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans in his career. He signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Giants this offseason.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34476751/new-york-giants-qb-tyrod-taylor-carted-locker-room-hard-hit-vs-new-york-jets New York Giants QB Tyrod Taylor carted to locker room after hard hit vs. New York Jets