Well, that did not take long. On Monday QB Tyrod Taylor was designated to return to the team after healing his cracked ribs suffered during the Jets game five weeks ago. On Tuesday, Head Coach Brian Daboll said he’s sticking with QB Tommy DeVito as the starter next Monday when the Giants host the Packers.
In a season where the Giants haven’t had the record, performance, or health that they expected, there has been a glimmer of hope and some bright moments with the back-to-back wins before the bye week. “Tommy Cutlets” (as is one of his nicknames) has been a burst of energy and the quarterback for those two wins. Coach Daboll referred to those wins as part of why DeVito gets the nod. Make no mistake, there is a rise in the energy and attitude of the players with these wins. Can they keep the momentum going?
One of the best things from having DeVito at QB, the Giants are looking downfield for more big chunk plays. Getting WRs Darius Slayton, Jalen Hyatt and Wan’Dale Robinson involved in the passing game has been a priority and is working. That also opens up the run and pass game for Saquon Barkley. The downside? DeVito has held the ball and walked into several sacks as well.
The Packers are hot. They’ve won their last four games including a big win Sunday night against the Chiefs. It’ll be up to Wink’s Giants defense to hold Packer QB Jordan Love in check. More importantly, it’ll be up to DeVito, Saquon and the WR group to put some points on the board like they did against the Commanders.