If you were to tell me that Tommy DeVito would be the NY Giants' starting quarterback in Week 11, I would not have believed you. While the New Jersey native may have already been doubted, he's proved many haters wrong and given fans hope in a season viewed as a disaster.
The 6-2 signal-caller has been making countless headlines over the past few days thanks to his strong three-touchdown performance vs. the Commanders. DeVito tossed for 246 yards in a 31-19 Giants win. Who saw that coming?
One guy DeVito is close with is fellow quarterback Daniel Jones, who had successful knee surgery on Wednesday. Before going under the knife, Jones caught up with Kay Adams and he shared a hilarious DeVito story that Big Blue Nation will surely love:
Daniel Jones was all smiles talking about the kind of guy Tommy DeVito is
So, DeVito boarded a plane to North Carolina to meet Jones and others rocking a gold chain and black tank top? Yup, that's exactly what happened. DeVito is embracing his New Jersey and Italian roots, winning over even more fans in the process. Jones even said the youngster is 'Jersey to the core,' which is downright awesome.
People are loving DeVito, and It also helps that the rookie, who went undrafted out of Illinois, put on a show against the Commanders in Week 11. Two of DeVito's TDs went to Saquon Barkley, including NY's first touchdown in the first quarter of the campaign. After that score, DeVito had everyone smiling and laughing with his epic Italian celebration:
While this season hasn't gone how the Giants anticipated, Big Blue fans can smile about the electric performance and the growing following around their promising rookie quarterback. DeVito has given G-Men fans hope and could even be a needed spark for the Giants, who will shift gears to this Sunday against New England.
DeVito has emerged as a fan favorite this season. If the New Jersey product continues to play well during his tenure in East Rutherford, he could be back in 2024 as the back-up signal-caller. He's just an easy guy to root for.