This is more than just a good, fun little story in New Jersey. If there's one major thing we learned from the NY Giants 24-22 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, it's that Tommy DeVito is growing right in front of our eyes.
Despite struggling in the first half, DeVito was sensational in the second half, highlighted by his incredible final drive to get Randy Bullock in perfect position for a game-winning field goal - and Bullock nailed it. Shortly after the win, DeVito revealed what he told the offense when they took the field for that final drive and it's going to have Big Blue fans ready to run through a wall.
Tommy DeVito and the NY Giants are firmly in the playoff hunt
DeVito wasn't rattled at all in this big moment. With the way he and the Giants have looked over the past three games, it's easy to forget that the rookie went undrafted and signed with the Giants on an UDFA deal.
Now, though, DeVito is proving that he can handle the pressure that comes with the ball in his hands. Plenty of people were upset when Brian Daboll decided to stick with him as the starter instead of letting Tyrod Taylor return under center following his IR stint.
What can the haters even say after seeing that performance vs. Green Bay? DeVito finished with 158 passing yards, one touchdown and 71 rushing yards. That's not bad for your first Monday Night Football showing.
DeVito is 3-1 as the starter for Big Blue and he has the fanbase believing that maybe the season won't be a total waste after all. To think that the Giants are one game back of the No. 7 seed in the NFC is wild. Not long ago, the G-Men were 2-8 and fans wanted to see Coach Dabes and Co. tank for a better draft pick. We don't have to tell you that's no longer the case - you can thank DeVito for that.