EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito will get one other begin at quarterback for the New York Giants in opposition to the Washington Commanders on Sunday, coach Brian Daboll stated Wednesday.
DeVito acquired his first profession begin final Sunday in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys over not too long ago signed veteran Matt Barkley after Daniel Jones suffered a season-ending torn ACL in his proper knee. Backup Tyrod Taylor is on injured reserve with a rib cage harm and will probably be out at the very least two extra video games.
For now, at the very least, the Giants (2-8) wish to persist with DeVito to see what he can do.
“I believe he is a superb younger quarterback to work with,” Daboll stated. “Attempt to enhance him this week in comparison with final week.”
DeVito accomplished 14 of 27 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday’s 49-17 loss to the Cowboys. He added 41 speeding yards on seven carries.
It was the third straight recreation during which DeVito appeared, the earlier two as an harm alternative for Taylor after which Jones. He insists the sport has been delayed consequently.
‘Actually. It occurred within the Raiders recreation [last Sunday]Issues slowed down within the second half of the Raiders recreation,” DeVito stated. ‘However, like I stated, I really feel good. However each week, each picture, all the things I get beneath my belt, it is all constructive.”
Washington is a a lot softer touchdown place. It not too long ago traded cross rushers Chase Younger and Montez Sweat and has the Twenty ninth-ranked cross protection.
The Cowboys got here into final week ranked first in stress share and pass-rush successful share. DeVito struggled in opposition to Dallas’ aggressive protection and was sacked 5 instances in Sunday’s loss.
The undrafted rookie was nonetheless capable of throw second-half touchdowns to Lawrence Cager and Sterling Shepard.
New York thinks he offers them the very best alternative proper now given his time within the offense. Barkley was signed as a free agent two weeks in the past. Jacob Eason was additionally not too long ago added to the follow squad.
DeVito has been with the workforce because the spring.
“Sure, he is carried out a superb job of bettering,” Daboll stated. “He is a younger participant and a younger quarterback, so that you undergo lots of issues. We’ll see if we will get him higher this week than final week.”
The Giants try to snap a three-game skid. Their final win was in opposition to Washington, and the 17 factors scored on Sunday had been essentially the most in a recreation since Week 2.
The bottom-ranked offense within the league now belongs to DeVito, who went undrafted this yr after spending his faculty profession at Syracuse and Illinois. He began the season on the follow squad, the place it appeared unlikely he would get this chance behind Jones and Taylor.
Now it seems to be his workforce for the subsequent two weeks, barring one thing loopy. The Giants will face Washington and New England earlier than heading into their bye week, when Taylor can return.
“Simply attempting to go on the market and profit from each play and each alternative I get,” DeVito stated. “Simply attempting to point out what I can do.”
It might solely be for a couple of weeks. Taylor has been working with trainers to remain in form. He stated final week that his harm “wasn’t the tip of the season in my eyes.”
Daboll stated Wednesday that Taylor is “making progress” however wouldn’t promise he’ll return this yr.