In a strange turn of events, the NY Giants were able to come away with an impressive win on the road in Week 11. No one gave the G-Men a shot against the Commanders, but Big Blue posted a solid 31-19 victory. The defense did its thing, but you've got to give a ton of props to Tommy DeVito.
The undrafted rookie quarterback finished with three touchdowns in the win. Yes, he was far from perfect and took way too many sacks. However, DeVito made some big-time throws and he earned the first W of his young career.
With how strong DeVito looked, coupled with the fact that Tyrod Taylor was solid under center too before his injury, it has people arguing that NY is looking much better without Daniel Jones:
Are the NY Giants a better football team without Daniel Jones on the field?
Outside of the epic second half performance against the Arizona Cardinals, Jones was a major disappointment for the Giants in 2023. Before he went down with his season-ending ACL injury, it was clear that Joe Schoen made a terrible mistake in giving him a four-year extension worth $160 million.
We're not going to sit here and say that DeVito is a better quarterback than Jones, a former No. 6 overall pick. However, the fact of the matter is that DeVito found a way to win on Sunday and fans had little hope in this team whenever Jones was on the field.
What hurt Jones earlier in the campaign was not having Saquon Barkley and Andrew Thomas on the field. However, there were too many bone-headed mistakes from Jones, with some of his interceptions giving Giants fans even more reasons to pull their hair out.
Jones went back to throwing silly interceptions and not taking care of the football. That hasn't been an issue for both DeVito and Taylor. Schoen may not give up on Jones just yet and stick with him as QB1 for the future, but when he's back on the field, Jones has to play better. The days of someone like DeVito, who lives at home with his parents and is the No. 3 signal-caller, outperforming him have to come to and end.