Giants’ Rookie QB Tommy DeVito Will Start Against Cowboys with Barkley in Reserve

Published 11/08/2023, 1:13 PM EST

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Just when it looked like things couldn’t get worse for the New York Giants, fans have more bad news coming their way. They currently have a 2-7 record and are at the bottom of the NFC East division. The Giants have an upcoming game against the 5-3 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. With news coming out of the Giants camp that their starting lineup may be weakened, will they register another defeat this season?

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The Giants’s prospects don’t look hopeful as Tommy DeVito is an undrafted rookie who was sacked 6 times in the Raiders game when he took over from Daniel Jones. Although Daboll said, “I have confidence in Tommy. He’s done a good job. But I’ll sit down and talk with Joe and figure out what’s next,” in his interaction with the media, we are not so sure. But who is Tommy DeVito?

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Who is Tommy DeVito?

DeVito had played for Syracuse and Illinois in college but went undrafted in the NFL Draft 2023. He is a native of New Jersey who had entered each of the past two games as the backup for injured Giants starters. In the two games that he has played, he has managed to score 1 TD but has thrown 2 interceptions. His pass completion rate stands at 63%.

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It’s the first time in the common draft era that an undrafted rookie would be starting for the Giants in a non-strike game. He’s only the 10th undrafted rookie to start an NFL game since 2010. The ninth, QB Tyson Bagent, also belongs to this season and has started 3 games for the Beards.

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DeVito will face the Cowboys on Sunday. A team that had sacked Jones 7 times in their season-opening winning game of 40-0. The Giants never thought that they would reach a point where they would have to activate their backup QB’s backup. But here we are. Only time will tell how the Giants’ Plan C will pan out.

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