Alex Tanney
Alex Tanney
31-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In some dictionaries, you may see Tanney's picture next to the term "journeyman". Between his entrance into the league in 2012 and his initial signing with the Giants in May of 2018, Tanney donned seven different NFL uniforms. Tanney re-signed with the G-Men in March, stabilizing what has otherwise been a career spent bouncing from city to city. He isn't expected to field snaps in a meaningful regular-season situation this year, with Eli Manning and Daniel Jones far ahead of the potential third-string options. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Giants in October of 2019.
Rejoins G-Men
QBNew York Giants
October 11, 2019
The Giants signed Tanney to the 53-man roster Friday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Tanney was released by the Giants ahead of Thursday's loss to the Patriots in order to make room for Austin Walter on the roster. The team has now reversed that transaction, waiving Walter to bring back Tanney. The 31-year-old quarterback will resume working as the No. 3 option in New York.
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Sunday, Oct 27th at 1:00PM
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82.9
 
Cornerbacks
77.3
 
Safeties
89.3
 
Linebackers
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Tanney is known more for a 2011 trick shot video from his time at Monmouth than any of his accomplishments on the field. Building on his career total of 99 passing yards won't be easy with Marcus Mariota entrenched as the starter and veteran Matt Cassel heavily favored to win the backup job in Tennessee.
Tanney will almost certainly resume his role as Tennessee’s third-string quarterback, as his chances of beating out Matt Cassel for the backup job aren’t much better than they were last year against Zach Mettenberger. Unless starter Marcus Mariota and Cassel both get hurt, the Youtube trick-shot sensation won’t be adding to his highlight package on the field.
Some may remember Tanney for his trick shot video at Monmouth, but his YouTube fame hasn't translated to any success in the NFL. Just making the Titans roster will prove challenging with Marcus Mariota, Zach Mettenberger and Charlie Whitehurst all firmly ahead of Tanney on the quarterback depth chart.
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Young QB will compete for a spot on the Cowboys' practice squad.
Tanney will compete for an opportunity to land on the Chiefs' practice squad.
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Let go by Giants
QBFree Agent
October 10, 2019
The Giants released Tanney on Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Signs deal to stay in New York
QBNew York Giants
March 4, 2019
Tanney re-signed with the Giants on Monday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Will perform backup duties
QBNew York Giants
December 16, 2018
Tanney will work as the No. 2 quarterback in Sunday's game versus the Titans, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
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Coach's decision inactive
QBNew York Giants
Coach's Decision
December 2, 2018
Tanney is inactive due to coach's decision for Sunday's tilt against Chicago, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Could play this season
QBNew York Giants
November 26, 2018
Tanney is expected to receive an opportunity to play in games at some point before the 2018 season ends, a source told Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York.
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