As starting quarterbacks are being set for the NFL regular season next month, keep in mind that backup quarterbacks are of the utmost importance to teams.
If your main guy goes down with an injury for an extended amount of time, who will next be in line to step up and lead the offense to success?
EmpireStakes.com – your source for New York sports betting - utilized data on all 32 backup QBs from Pro-Football-Reference.com on games started, QB rating, TD% and INT% to compile an aggregate ranking of the most valuable backup QBs in the league.
We utilized ESPN.com as well as updated team depth charts to determine backup QBs. At this point, of course, not all depth charts are set.
Here is what we found out about backups for the New York teams.
Rating NFL’s Backup Quarterbacks
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Giants Have Veteran Taylor
A good sign for the New York Giants, who are looking for their second straight postseason berth, is backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is in the top five with an overall aggregate rank of 4. Keep tabs of the Giants playoff chances all season long.
The former Buffalo Bills starting quarterback (2015-17), Taylor enters his 13th season in the league. In our rankings, he was seventh in games started, fifth in QB rating, tied for 10th in TD percentage with Mitch Trubisky of the Pittsburgh Steelers and third in interception percentage.
With athleticism and experience on his side, the Giants are in good hands with Taylor if Daniel Jones is not available.
Wilson Will Learn from Rodgers
The Jets’ Super Bowl odds have surged since the acquisition of Aaron Rodgers.
That means Zach Wilson will be relegated to the sideline in his third season as he learns from the Rodgers, a sure-fire Hall of Famer.
After being selected second overall by the Jets in the 2021 NFL Draft, Wilson was thrown into the fight immediately as a rookie and last season played in just nine games. He completed 132 of 242 passes for 1,688 yards with six touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Wilson posted an aggregate rank of 23: 16th in games started, 25th in QB rating, tied for 25th with Josh Dobbs of the Cleveland Browns in TD % and tied for 15th with Taylor Heinicke of the Atlanta Falcons and Davis Mills of the Houston Texans for INT %.
This is a prime opportunity for Wilson to learn from the best, be patient and, hopefully, the second time he will be ready for another coming out party.
Allen Backing Allen
The Bills’ Super Bowl odds have been high in recent years but the team hasn’t gotten over the hump.
An injury to star quarterback Josh Allen would be a critical blow. It would be up to Kyle Allen to conjure images of Frank Reich for the Bills.
Allen finished 19th in our rankings, sandwiched between the Jaguars’ C.J. Beathard and the Seahawks’ Drew Lock.
Allen is in his first year with Buffalo after stops in Carolina, Washington and Houston.