“It was imperative to the new Giants regime led by general manager Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll to avoid the type of offensive collapse the team experienced late last season when Daniel Jones was injured,” the report noted.

Taylor is also coming off an injury-plagued season. He took over as starter for the Houston Texans in Week 1 after Deshaun Watson sat out while demanding a trade, but missed six games after injuring his hamstring in Week 1. He struggled during the season, eventually being benched in favor of rookie Davis Mills. Taylor ended the season with 966 passing yards with 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

After spending four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens as backup to Joe Flacco, Taylor came to the Bills in 2015 and won an open quarterback competition in training camp. He remained the starter for three seasons, helping lead the Bills to a playoff berth in 2017 end ending the team’s 17-year playoff drought.

Bills Still Looking For Quarterback

The Bills will need to do some quarterback shopping of their own this offseason, as there is currently no help behind Josh Allen. Before Trubisky’s departure, the Giants also signed Bills practice squad quarterback Davis Webb and had already plucked 2020 fifth-round pick Jake Fromm off the practice squad during the season after the injury to Jones.

As Katherine Fitzgerald of the Buffalo News noted, the Bills likely want to find a backup with plenty of experience, like what they had last season with Trubisky. Beane said the team could use different avenues to find their next backup signal-caller.

“We’re going to look high and low,” Beane said. “We’ll look in free agency, we can trade, we could draft, we could do all the above. But we definitely need to find that piece, because we know how Josh plays.”

Anthony Rizzuti of USA Today’s Panthers Wire predicted that former league MVP Cam Newton could be a potential backup for Allen. Though Newton has made it clear that he wants to compete for a starting job, he could be willing to bend for Buffalo given the team’s Super Bowl chances, Rizzuti speculated.

“Given that Buffalo is trending towards finally becoming a Super Bowl team—there are very few, if any, organizations that can offer Cam a chance to win like this AFC powerhouse,” he wrote. “It also doesn’t hurt that Newton is well-acquainted with head coach Sean McDermott, who was Carolina’s defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2016.”

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