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Tommy DeVito to start Week 14 vs. Packers


Tommy DeVito will start at quarterback for the Giants when they host the Packers at MetLife Stadium for a Monday night matchup in Week 14, coach Brian Daboll announced Tuesday.

"Tommy's done a good job; he's improved in each of the games he's played," Daboll told the media. "I thought he played well the last two games, made good decisions, was accurate with the football and earned the right to play."

DeVito has started each of the last three games with Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor both on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie has led the team to a 2-1 record while throwing six touchdown passes and only one interception in three starts.

In each of the last two games, DeVito has completed at least 68 percent of his passes and finished with a passer rating over 100. He became just the fifth undrafted rookie in the common draft era to win at least two of his first three starts. He also became the first undrafted rookie in the common draft era to record a passer rating of 100 or more in consecutive starts.

"He's played well," Daboll added. "He's made good decisions, he's thrown the ball where he's supposed to throw the ball, he's been accurate with the ball. He had two good games, we won both games and he played well."

DeVito's 6.7 touchdown percentage is the second-highest in the NFL among quarterbacks with at least 100 pass attempts this season, trailing only San Francisco's Brock Purdy (6.9 percent).

The 25-year-old was voted the Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Commanders in Week 11, a game in which he completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 246 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137.7 passer rating (the highest of any undrafted rookie in the common draft era).

Overall, DeVito has appeared in five games and has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 697 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions for a passer rating of 92.4. He has also added 21 rush attempts for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Taylor was designated for return to practice on Monday and will serve as the team's backup quarterback in the primetime matchup, assuming he gets through the week healthy, Daboll said. The team also waived quarterback Matt Barkley on Monday and released quarterback Jacob Eason from the practice squad.

View photos of the New York Giants' 2023 rookie class in action.


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