The New York Giants quarterback room has gotten fragile as of late. Daniel Jones suffered a neck injury in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins and missed the next three games. Backup Tyrod Taylor filled in for the injured Jones and started in Weeks 6 through 8.
Tyrod Taylor got injured in Week 8 against the New York Jets. Taylor left the game with a rib injury, and New York placed him on the injured reserve. He will be out for four weeks.
Daniel Jones returned to action in Week 9 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter on a non-contact play. He ended up tearing his right ACL and is out for the remainder of the 2023 season.
Unfortunately for the New York Giants, the trade deadline has passed. New York has a few options at quarterback. One is Tommy DeVito.
The New York Giants QB committed to play college football for Syracuse.
Tommy DeVito committed to play football for Syracuse over Yale, Boston College, Penn, Rutgers, Maryland, and Temple for the 2017 season. DeVito redshirted in his freshman season and didn’t see any playing time.
DeVito served as the backup to Eric Dungey in his redshirt freshman season. DeVito appeared in eight games and came in for relief when Dungey got injured. DeVito was 44/87 for 525 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions.
DeVito took over as the starter in his redshirt sophomore season, finishing with a 5-7 record. He was 213/337 for 2,360 yards, 63.2% completion percentage, 7 yards per attempt, 19 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also ran for 122 yards on 112 carries and two rushing touchdowns.
DeVito’s 2020 campaign was cut short to four games in his redshirt junior season. He suffered a broken ankle in Week 4 against Duke and missed the rest of the season. He was 48/96 for 593 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.
DeVito started the season as the starter. He got benched for Garrett Shrader, who started the rest of the 2021 season. He was 32/52 for 388 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in three games.
DeVito entered the transfer portal during the 2022 cycle.
DeVito transferred to Illinois for the 2022 season. He won the starting job during fall practice. He started every game, finishing with an 8-5 record. He was 257/369 for 2,650 yards, 69.6% completion percentage, 7.2 yards per attempt, 15 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also ran for 35 yards on 73 carries and six rushing touchdowns. DeVito declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.
DeVito’s journey to the NFL.
DeVito went undrafted. The Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent on April 23. He was waived on August 29 but re-signed to the practice squad. The Giants elevated DeVito to the active roster on October 21.
DeVito has appeared in the last two games, filling in for the injured Tyrod Taylor in Week 8 and the injured Daniel Jones in Week 9. He is 17/27 for 174 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
Who will be the starting QB for the Giants?
Head coach Brian Daboll hasn’t committed to Tommy DeVito as the starting quarterback for the Giants. There is a good chance that DeVito will be the starter in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.
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