Winner: Tommy DeVito
No player on the Giants roster has more to gain or lose with their play the rest of the season. If DeVito continues to play like he did on Sunday, he could earn himself a long and profitable career, but if he struggles, he could be out of the league before you know it.
DeVito, trying to show the Giants he could be their long-term backup, carved up Washington on Sunday. Despite being sacked nine times, the undrafted rookie completed 18 of his 26 pass attempts for 246 yards and three touchdowns. The New Jersey native also did not turn the ball over once. The ex-Illinois star's first quarter touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley was simply gorgeous.
The young quarterback still has a ways to go in the development process, but nobody could have seen Sunday's performance coming. Many of the sacks DeVito took were his fault, as he took a long time to process the field and opted not to throw to the check-down. Even with those faults, he still carved up Washington.
DeVito has arguably outplayed Bryce Young, the No. 1 pick in the 2023 Draft his season, and already has more multi-passing touchdown games in his career (two) than 2022 first-rounder Kenny Pickett. DeVito produced the most touchdown passes by a Giants quarterback since Pat Shurmur was the head coach (before the Global pandemic). The famous Italian deserves an A+ for his play.