5 biggest surprises from the NY Giants 53-man roster reveal

Which roster cuts of the Giants were the biggest shock?

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3. QB Tommy DeVito

If anyone made a strong case to make the roster, even as a backup or third-string quarterback, it was Tommy DeVito for the Giants. DeVito played in every single preseason game for the Giants, and here’s how he did:

Against the Detroit Lions: 15-for-24, 155 yards, one touchdown, one interception. Sacked five times. Against the Carolina Panthers: 9-for-11, 88 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions. Never sacked. Against the New York Jets: 19-for-29, 210 yards, one touchdown, one interception. Sacked four times.

For someone like DeVito, an undrafted free agent quarterback, he surely had decent enough preseason numbers to where he could have not only gained a roster spot, but some on social media were making the case for DeVito to surpass Tyrod Taylor as the No. 2 quarterback and backup behind Daniel Jones. But because of Taylor’s previous experience as a former NFL starter, it was Taylor who remained on the roster with DeVito getting waived.

But for DeVito’s sake, since he wasn’t claimed off waivers, he’s headed to the practice squad and he will now get more work in and improve off this summer he had.