Tanney did not see any game action during 2018, his first season with the Giants. With Eli Manning expected to be retained and the possibility of another QB being brought in via the draft or free agency, Tanney will compete with 2018 fourth-round pick Kyle Lauletta for a backup or third-string role.
Tanney will work as the No. 2 quarterback in Sunday's game versus the Titans, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
Tanney has been a healthy inactive for every game this season and will finally get a chance to suit up with Kyle Lauletta sitting out. With the game out of hand in Week 14, Lauletta was put in but didn't complete any of his five passing attempts and threw an interception. Tanney will likely only see the field if the Giants have a substantial lead again.
Tanney is inactive due to coach's decision for Sunday's tilt against Chicago, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Tanney has operated as the primary backup behind Eli Manning this season but it appears he's dropped to No. 3 in the lineup behind rookie Kyle Lauletta. It was previously reported that Tanney could get some run late this season with the Giants sitting at 3-8. The switch could indicate the team is happier with what it's seeing in practice from Lauletta, and the rookie could see action before Tanney does.
Tanney will likely take snaps under center at some point during the 2018 season, a source tells Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.
The Giants would reportedly like to play backup Alex Tanney "for at least a few series" before the conclusion of the 2018 season. New York's playoff chances are little more than a pipe dream considering their 3-8 record (0-4 in division), meaning that Tanney's shot for playing time could come in the near future. A career journeyman, Tanney will likely be evaluated as a secondary option to rookie Kyle Lauletta as the Giants begin their search for an eventual successor to 37-year-old veteran quarterback Eli Manning.
Tanney heads into Week 1 as the primary backup to Eli Manning after the release of Davis Webb, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.tv reports.
Through his first six seasons in the league, Tanney has only made one appearance, coming in 2015 as a member of the Titans. Still, the Giants seem to feel confident in 30-year-old being the main backup to the 37-year-old Manning. The Giants also have rookie Kyle Lauletta on the depth chart.
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