This wasn't the news veteran NY Giants Tyrod Taylor was prepared for. Taylor has been out for around a month with a serious rib injury, but he is back to work for the G-Men. He was also hoping to get back on the field to lead the offense vs. Green Bay.
However, that's not going to happen. On Tuesday, head man Brian Daboll announced that NJ product Tommy DeVito will remain as the starter even though Taylor is healthy. No. 2 met with the media to discuss Coach Dabes' decision and you could tell that he wasn't happy about things one bit. Can you blame Taylor for feeling this way?
Tyrod Taylor losing out on the QB job to Tommy DeVito isn't much of a surprise
On one side of things, yes, Taylor has a right to be upset. Taylor has more experience than DeVito and plenty of fans think that he gives NY, 4-8 on the campaign, the best chance to win games and keep their postseason hopes alive.
However, DeVito has seemingly gotten better with each game and after losing to the Cowboys last month, Tommy Cutlets has helped this team post back-to-back wins. This included his masterclass against the Commanders, throwing for 246 yards and three touchdowns.
Daboll said 'Tommy earned it,' when explaining his decision to stick with the rookie undrafted quarterback out of Illinois. He apparently gave Taylor the same explanation. With Taylor being a free agent this offseason, not a lot of people expect him back in East Rutherford in 2024.
That must have played a big role in Daboll's decision as well. DeVito has the chance to keep on developing and prove to the front office that the can be a solid back-up quarterback for the long haul. He's not going to be QB1 for this team, but if he can keep playing at a high level, then he could lock up the QB2 job. This is a tough pill to swallow for Taylor, but he's going to be on the bench (for now) for the rest of the year.