Tommy DeVito Era Up in the Air After Christmas Day Benching
And just like that the Tommy DeVito era might be put on ice.
Giants Head Coach Brian Daboll sacked the Jersey guy in the third quarter of the Giants 33-25 loss to the Philadelphia on Christmas Day. DeVito struggled to move the offense in the first half; the rookie finished 9-of-16 for 55 yards and a sack.
Daboll inserted back-up quarterback Tyrod Taylor who sparked the Giants offense and nearly led Big Blue to a shocking come-from-behind victory.
“I felt we needed to do something to try and spark us,” Daboll said. The Giants coach won’t commit to a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the LA Rams.
While Taylor did give the offense a jolt, a lot can be attributed to the fact the Eagles collapsed.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw a pick-six that Giants safety Adoree Jackson brought back 64 yards for a touchdown to cut the Eagles lead to 20-18.
In the fourth quarter with the Giants down 15, Talyor launched a bomb down the left sideline that Darius Slayton caught and scored on to cut the deficit to 33-25.
Taylor had the Giants on the hunt for the game winning score, but his pass in the end zone for Saquon Barkley was picked off with four seconds to go.
End of the Road for DeVito?
It’s been a wild ride with DeVito the past several weeks. After leading a comeback win over Green Bay in mid-December, his star took off. People loved the local angle of a Jersey kid, living in his parents basement who happens to quarterback the New York Giants. Autograph signings, endorsements deals starting going through the roof as everyone seemed to want in on the DeVito’s New Jersey story.
There was even controversy over a canceled autograph signing at a Morristown, New Jersey pizzeria, an issue that has since been cleared up by both sides.
Now the rookie faces the harsh reality of the NFL business.
Will DeVito start again for Big Blue? That’s now in Brian Daboll’s hands.
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