The Tommy DeVito craze is only reaching new heights with each passing day. The undrafted rookie quarterback has the NY Giants riding a three-game winning streak, all in games the G-Men have been underdogs for.
In Monday night's game, DeVito totaled 229 total yards and one passing touchdown, earning him this week's NFC Offensive Player of the Week award. DeVito Mania is growing, especially with cameras pointed at his family during games at all times. The DeVito's had a massive crew at MetLife Stadium on Monday evening, serving chicken cutlets to everyone who wanted one before the game. Brian Daboll hilariously admitted he hasn't had one yet and there's a good reason for that:
Brian Daboll's diet restricting him from a DeVito family chicken cutlet
Daboll's diet will have to be put on pause if the Giants and DeVito keep stringing together wins. Seeing what Daboll and this offensive staff has been able to do with their undrafted rookie quarterback on such short notice needs to be recognized.
DeVito went from not being allowed to throw when he came in during Week 8's loss to the Jets to winning NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15. Seriously, you've got to love what this kid is doing right now.
One thing that should be praised too is the play of the offensive line: DeVito didn't take a single sack against the Packers, as the OL and Tommy D's running abilities made life difficult for the Green Bay pass-rush. DeVito took a good amount of sacks over his first three starts and has been able to extend plays better as of late.
Speaking of extending plays, DeVito's lone touchdown throw of the night came on a scramble drill. Rolling to his right and finding Isaiah Hodgins in the back corner of the end zone turned heads, as it was a pretty play all-around.
Huge credit to Daboll and the coaching staff for working with DeVito on knowing not just when to scramble, but what to do in those situations. DeVito added 71 rushing yards to his stat sheet, almost running the ball in in for a touchdown on a 26-yard scamper.
DeVito's next test is on the road in New Orleans. It'll be another big matchup, as the Saints are 6-7 and one of the five teams ahead of the Giants for the last Wild Card spot in the NFC. If the Giants win again? Daboll would surely have to consider having one of those cutlets after the game.