How much injury adversity are the NY Giants and head coach Brian Daboll supposed to go through? Things have been a nightmare for Big Blue this season, with a new low point being reached on Sunday vs. the Jets.
Moments ago, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor, starting in place of the injured Daniel Jones, let the ball slip out of his hands, somehow came down with it, but then he was tackled pretty dang hard and he fell to the turf in rough fashion. Taylor was visibly in a ton of pain and he had to leave the game. The slow motion clip of his injury doesn't look good at all.
Update: Taylor has been taken to a local hospital with a rib injury.
Tyrod Taylor getting injured is a total nightmare for the NY Giants
With Taylor hurt, rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito has entered the game for the G-Men, making his NFL debut with the team. DeVito, a New Jersey native, was signed by Big Blue this offseason as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois.
While this is a nice story for the young signal-caller, he was not expected to see any playing time this campaign, especially after Jones signed his $160 million extension. In his short time on the field to close out the first half, DeVito was unable to move the ball at all.
As of this writing, the Giants are down 7-3 at halftime, with fans booing the team as they walked off the field to the locker room. Per multiple reports, Jones isn't expected back in action until the Week 10 showdown against the Cowboys at the earliest.
If Jones can't play next weekend and Taylor misses Week 9 as well, then it will be on DeVito to make his first pro start. Again, no one expected the Giants to be in this situation at this point of the campaign, but luck simply hasn't been on their side at all this fall.