The Giants are showing some interest in veteran QB Matt Moore, a source confirmed to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
Why would the Giants be looking in the quarterbacks market with Daniel Jones aboard? Well, every starting quarterback needs a good backup, people.
The Giants did pick up the 2020 option for journeyman Alex Tanney, who has a $950,000 salary this season. However, it's non-guaranteed, meaning GM Dave Gettleman could easily cut him if he finds a better backup to put in place.
Moore is the perfect candidate to do so, as he played in that role for virtually his entire career. The 35-year-old did so in Kansas City last season, winning himself a Super Bowl ring and playing a vital role in keeping the Chiefs afloat while Patrick Mahomes was out for two games.
He may have lost the first start against the Packers in Week 8, but he came away with a win over the Vikings in the following game. He threw three total touchdowns in that stretch and had an average 105.5 passer rating as well.
With his 11 years of experience in the NFL, Moore is the quintessential backup quarterback to help Jones in his second year with Eli Manning retiring from the league. And though the Giants have already spent most of their cap space, Moore could easily come on for a $1 or $1.5 million deal.
The Giants like Tanney, but Moore provides -- for lack of better words -- more.