2. Tommy DeVito is starting to prove himself
One of the bright spots of this Giants' season has been the emergence of the undrafted free-agent quarterback Tommy D, who has quickly become a fan favorite among Big Blue Nation. The New Jersey native has won the hearts of many fans who resonate with his Italian gestures and similar background. DeVito has also impressed the organization with his recent performance in Washington and his personality on and off the field.
While DeVito has been thrown into the fire and asked to prove himself early in his career, he has already exceeded expectations. The rookie would get his first opportunity when Giants starting quarterback Danny Dimes suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Week 9. The rookie would then get the chance to make his first career start the following week against the Cowboys, but his breakout game wouldn't come until this past week against the Commanders.
DeVito was a significant factor in why the Giants were victorious, but he also walked away with his first league honor. His performance led to being voted Week 11's Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week over Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud, wide receiver Tank Dell, and Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs.
Next up, the Jersey product will make his first NFL start in his home state with, I'm sure, plenty of family and friends in attendance. This should motivate DeVito even more to make an impact against the struggling Patriots, and we can expect the rookie to put on an impressive performance in front of a packed MetLife Stadium on Sunday.