Kyle Lauletta knows he can be better.
The Giants rookie quarterback and fourth-round pick was demoted back to being inactive last week against the Titans after a dismal performance in his lone appearance two weeks ago against Washington.
The 23-year-old failed to complete any of his five passes and tossed an interception while playing in the fourth quarter of a 40-16 win over the Redskins.
"I only got out there for a little bit, only got a few plays, but absolutely I want a chance to get back out there and prove and show what I can do," Lauletta told the New York Post's Peter Botte on Friday. "It was just kind of unfortunate circumstances the last time I was in, but even those five pass plays and those reps that I had, it's still valuable experience and you learn things.
"Like that interception, I feel like I won't make that same mistake again. So I'm definitely looking forward to getting back out there and itching to play again."
Lauletta has dressed for just two games this season, being relegated as the third-string quarterback behind 31-year-old journeyman Alex Tanney.
It is still more of a look than the previous coaching staff game rookie Davis Webb last season -- who did not play any regular season game snaps and was eventually released -- but the Giants have just two games remaining and are out of playoff contention and could take the time to give Lauletta a further look to see what kind of future he may have on the team.
However, head coach Pat Shurmur is adamant about continuing to start Eli Manning -- suggesting the 37-year-old has years left -- and would not even announce who his backup quarterback would be this Sunday against the Colts.
"We'll have to see," Shurmur said. "Again, we're gonna try to do everything we can to win the game. I've said all along, [Lauletta's] got a bright future. And we'll just see where his participation is. I'll decide based on what I know about him and what I know about our team."
Lauletta expressed disappointment in not being active last week, but supported the coaches decision and remains focused on trying to improve and be ready for whenever the next time he may get the call to go back comes.
"As far as the future or what's gonna happen, I try to not worry about that," Lauletta said. "That's kind of a waste of my time to worry about that stuff right now. I've always been a believer in controlling what you can control and let the rest take care of itself.
"We have two weeks left and I've been working really hard to prepare myself to be ready in case I go in. That's all I can do. It would be great to get some experience and get some reps, but if not, I'll move forward and have a lot of motivation to come back even better and stronger next year."