Giants Dec 12, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; A detailed view of a New York Giants helmet and Wilson official NFL Due footballs at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the New York Giants made a huge splash in acquiring Brian Burns. On Tuesday, the team made a smaller-scale move that still might have a solid impact.

The Giants added veteran quarterback Drew Lock to their roster, likely to backup whoever they draft in this year’s NFL Draft.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport and ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, New York and Lock agreed to terms on a short-term deal.

“The Giants are signing Drew Lock,” Rapoport said. Rapoport credited his fellow insiders, Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo, for tacking onto the report.

Schefter reported that the terms of the deal are one year and $5 million.

“New York Giants are giving former Seahawks QB Drew Lock a one-year, guaranteed $5 million deal,” Schefter said. Both insiders made the news public on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.

Lock will join his third NFL team in his short career. The Denver Broncos originally drafted the former Missouri Tigers standout. Lock then went to Seattle in the ill-fated Russell Wilson trade. Lock backed up Geno Smith the last two seasons and likely enters another backup situation with the Giants.

New York drafts high this year and might take a quarterback, so one should expect that to be the move now that they’ve grabbed a surefire backup.

[Adam Schefter, Ian Rapoport]

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