Matt McGloin will work out for New York Giants, per report
By Matt Conner
The New York Giants have scheduled a free agent visit and workout with Matt McGloin, the first interest after being released by the Chiefs.
After a bit of a carousel with the Kansas City Chiefs over the last 48 hours, Matt McGloin has to feel good knowing one team is at least reaching out very quickly after his release to schedule a visit. Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that McGloin was going to visit the New York Giants for a free agent visit on Tuesday.
McGloin was Kansas City’s third-string quarterback throughout the late spring and the entire summer and even made the team’s final roster of 53 players when the dust settled at the deadline for roster cuts. During that span, his primary competition for a spot on the depth chart came from an undrafted free agent from Marshall named Chase Litton, a player who quickly became a fan favorite in preseason play.
Less than 24 hours after making the final roster, the Chiefs found out that that Litton had cleared waivers after release and subsequently switched quarterbacks. The team stashed Litton on the practice squad and released McGloin, shortly after selling to the media the value of having both McGloin and Chad Henne as veterans in the quarterback room for Patrick Mahomes.
Now less than another 24 hours later, McGloin has his first visit—albeit to a team that already has three quarterbacks on the current roster and surprisingly waived Davis Webb, last year’s third round selection. The Giants have Eli Manning under center as the starter and Kyle Lauletta as the developmental rookie, their fourth round pick this year. As of now, former Chiefs quarterback Alex Tanney is QB3.
If McGloin looks solid in a workout, it’s possible that the Giants could cut half of their quarterbacks in camp in Tanney and Davis to place McGloin at the bottom of the depth chat.