The Week 7 victory over the Washington Commanders is a game that NY Giants No. 24 overall pick Deonte Banks is never going to forget. Not only was it the first home W for the rookie, but he was also able to bait Sam Howell for the first interception of his career.
Banks, as you might have been able to guess, was absolutely jacked up with the play. The fans at MetLife Stadium erupted in celebration and it turns out his mom was in the stands too. Thanks to the video below, we're actually able to see the cornerback spot his mom among everyone, fire the ball high into the sky and make sure no one else got their hands on that interception ball:
Deonte Banks interception vs. Washington was a thing of beauty
That's just an incredible moment for mother and son. Banks' mom must have been going absolutely wild among the Big Blue faithful as soon as the youngster was able to make his incredble play. Banks is getting better each week, with him locking down some stud receivers throughout the fall:
Leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft, Banks was considered a prime target for the G-Men, but a lot of fans were hoping a receiver would be taken at No. 25 overall. The Giants missed out on Quentin Johnston, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and more, leading for Schoen to trade up for Banks.
From the moment Banks' name was announced for Big Blue, defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has been thrilled with the Maryland product being part of his unit. Banks has delivered in a big way for both his DC and head man Brian Daboll.
With the Jets next up on the schedule for Week 8, Banks figures to be matched up quite a bit with reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson. This will be another fantastic opportunity for Banks to show he can hang with some of the best wideouts in the game - look for him to do just that.