Kyle Lauletta‘s itch to get back under center for the Giants will have to last a while longer.
The Giants rookie quarterback and fourth-round pick was inactive Sunday against the Colts for the second straight week after his dismal debut two weeks ago against the Redskins.
The 23-year-old Lauletta didn’t complete any of his five pass attempts and threw an interception coming in to relieve Eli Manning in the fourth quarter of that blowout victory.
Lauletta said on Friday that he wanted another shot before the end of the season.
“I only got out there for a little bit, only got a few plays, but absolutely I want a chance to get back out there and prove and show what I can do,” Lauletta told the New York Post’s Peter Botte. “It was just kind of unfortunate circumstances the last time I was in, but even those five pass plays and those reps that I had, it’s still valuable experience and you learn things.
Journeyman Alex Tanney will be Manning’s backup in Indianapolis for the second consecutive game. Lauletta has dressed for just two games this season.
Head coach Pat Shurmur has been adamant about keeping Manning in the starting role, despite the Giants being out of playoff contention and Tanney, 31, not factoring into the team’s future.