The Giants have won 2 games straight with the phenomenon of Tommy DeVito.
It’s almost like a flash from the past when “Linsanity” took over the NBA. Ok, not really, but it has been a fun 2 game run with the Jersey kid. With the Giants on a bye this week, Brian Daboll will have a major decision to make going into next week. While DeVito has become quite the fan favorite, 2nd string QB Tyrod Taylor will be eligible to return off of the IR.
The question is, who will Dabes start at QB?
If you asked me that question 2 weeks ago, the answer would be easy. It would be Taylor. Taylor was paid a lot of money to be the Giants backup QB, and has won games in the NFL. With that being said, Tommy DeVito is playing better then anyone expected. Not to mention, he seems to have won over the locker room. Now, I don’t want to be the one to rain on everyone’s parade, but DeVito has also played against 2 very bad teams. That’s not to take anything away from him, but it’s true. The Giants remaining schedule includes Green Bay, Philly twice, and the Saints. Those teams offer better competition. Like I said, we have seen Taylor win games in the NFL, and even bring a team to the playoffs. So will Daboll ride the hot hand in DeVito, or go with the grizzled vet in Tyrod?
No matter what route Daboll goes, I think both make sense. I think many will say they should just go with DeVito because the season is “lost”, and you might as well see what you got. While that makes sense from a fan perspective, it is Brian Daboll’s job to do everything he can to win games. If he doesn’t do that, players will lose respect for him. The good news for Daboll is that either direction you go, could be seen as trying to win. I think either way you go, the QB is on a short leash. If either Taylor or DeVito starts playing poorly, then you can put the other in. Personally, I would go with the proven commodity Taylor. While no one saw this coming at the start of the year, the most intriguing question coming out of the Giants bye is:
Who will start at QB, Tyrod Taylor or Tommy DeVito? Whatever the answer is, it’ll be fascinating to watch it unfold.
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