12 New York Giants Who Won't Return Next Season

This is a pivotal offseason for Brian Daboll and the New York Giants, and that means saying goodbye to a lot of familiar faces.

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26)
Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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7. Tyrod Taylor

The quarterback position is going to be a massive conversation all offseason.

Does Daniel Jones still own the unquestioned starting job? Will the Giants spend a high draft pick on a replacement? Will they draft a QB later in hopes of developing them into Jones' successor next year? Do they make a free agent addition?

I do expect the G-Men to bring in a veteran regardless of the draft plans (do you want Jones being the only mentor for a rookie?), but I don't expect that veteran to be Tyrod Taylor.

Taylor is one of those backups who teams can feel pretty good about holding down the fort if a starter gets injured, and that makes him very valuable for a contender. His rushing ability is also important when considering how many contenders have systems that include designed QB runs (and how few veterans have the ability).

There's nothing overly unique about what the Giants need from their veteran backup this year. It doesn't even need to be someone who can still win games — if Jones and any potential rookie can't perform, the odds we're a QB away from contending are pretty low anyway. A leader with a strong grasp of the game (one of those "career backup who has a future in coaching" guys, maybe?) is what we need.

It wouldn't make any sense to get into a bidding war for Taylor, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, so Giants fans can expect to be saying goodbye.