Despite the NY Giants falling to the Detroit Lions on Friday night, it's still a night that quarterback Tommy DeVito will never forget. The undrafted free agent out of Illinois saw the majority of the snaps running the offense at Ford Field, and he threw the ball with plenty of zip.
On the night, the New Jersey native (and Don Bosco Prep alum) went 15-of-24 for 155 yards and a touchdown, plus one interception on 4th-and-15 that wasn't his fault at all. All in all, DeVito looked quite relaxed out there.
As it turns out, a couple of guys helped calm his nerves a bit before he took the field: Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor. After Friday's game, DeVito revealed that the two signal-callers gave him some pretty awesome words of advice.
Both Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor had Tommy DeVito's back on Friday night
"D.J. (JoneS) told me he was nervous the first time going out for his first preseason game. Obviously, Tyrod's had a million of them, so he's sort of helped me with certain situations like, 'Be weary in case the headset cuts off.' Because I've never really had a headset on before, it's not something I've really thought about. So little things like that that they've helped me with coming into the game, really just taking a deep breath and enjoy it. That's what I tried to do."- Tommy DeVito
It must have been a huge relief for the rookie to know that both Danny Dimes and Taylor we're with him during his first taste of NFL action. DeVito looked sharp and Brian Daboll also had plenty of positive things to say about his performance.
DeVito's game was of course made extra special when he found his former Don Bosco teammate Tommy Sweeney in the end zone for a 14-yard score, the first of his career. The rest of the preseason, we should be seeing plenty more of DeVito and fans will hope he can continue to play at a high level.