Jared Lorenzen
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Former New York Giants backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen has been hospitalized with kidney, heart issues, and an infection.

Ryan Honey

Over the weekend, former New York Giants backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen was hospitalized. Lorenzen was admitted to the intensive care unit with kidney, heart issues as well as an infection. Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio first reported the news on Friday.

Lorenzen’s family then released a statement on his health on Sunday.

“Jared had not been feeling well for a few weeks and that finally caught up with him,” the family said.

Lorenzen has always had a bigger build than most quarterbacks, but his weight has gotten a lot worse over the past few years. The former NFL quarterback weighed over 500 pounds as recently as 2014.

New York Giants

The Giants employed Lorenzen as a backup quarterback for four seasons. He was undrafted out of the University of Kentucky in 2004. He earned a Super Bowl ring during his tenure with the Giants. Lorenzen was Manning’s backup during Super Bowl 42.

He then went on to sign with the Indianapolis Colts where he was waived during final cuts. The quarterback bounced around in numerous other professional football leagues before ultimately calling it quits in 2014.

Lorenzen was named Kentucky Mr. Football in 1998 and was named to the All-SEC second team in 2002. Throughout his NFL career, he completed four of eight passes for 28 yards.

Our thoughts and condolences are currently with Lorenzen and his family. Hopefully, he’s released from the hospital soon. Giants fans everywhere are hoping and praying for his health.

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