NFL: Giants sign QB Jim Sorgi to back up Eli Manning
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After six years backing up Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, Jim Sorgi will get a chance to do the same for Peyton’s brother Eli.
The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they have signed Sorgi to a one-year deal. Contract terms were not disclosed.
Sorgi will compete with second-year man Rhett Bomar for the Giants’ backup quarterback job.
The 6-foot-5, 196-pound quarterback was the Colts’ sixth-round draft choice in 2004.
He has appeared in 16 NFL games, completing 99 of 156 pass attempts for 929 yards, with six touchdowns and one interception. He played in only one game in 2009, and was placed on injured reserve in December with shoulder tendinitis.
Sorgi worked out for the Giants on Monday and said his shoulder felt fine.