The New York Giants are always looking for ways to improve their roster, and a third quarterback is something that they have been showing interest in acquiring.
According to a report from NorthJersey.com, the Giants are hosting former Clemson and New York Jets quarterback Tajh Boyd for a workout.
Boyd is likely going to land on the practice squad if he is signed, but he does have potential for the future.
Boyd didn’t play too poorly in preseason action, completing eight of his 17 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. He does have quite a few flaws that will need to be worked out before he hits the field, but there is no doubt that the potential is there for him to improve.
The Giants certainly aren’t sold that Eli Manning is the quarterback that they will want to stick with long-term, and Ryan Nassib is a very unproven player as well.
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to go ahead and sign a third quarterback who could come in when needed, and possibly even get a few snaps late in the year if the Giants are once again out of playoff contention.
Boyd has all of the physical tools to be a good NFL quarterback, and the issues that he does have are all fixable with good coaching and hard work. He had a great career at Clemson, but is going through a bit of a rough stretch to begin his pro career.
There have been some questions brought up surrounding whether or not Boyd is actually talented enough to be a quarterback at the NFL level. While his issues could be fixed, he likely never would be able to become the type of player that teams want as their starting quarterback. The Jets did talk about potentially switching his position, but that never ended up happening.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what happens with Boyd in the future. He is a proven winner, and is a great all-around football player that might have to switch positions to make his NFL dream happen. The Giants are smart to bring him in for a workout, but Boyd is going t have to work hard in order to get a team to offer a deal to him mid-season.