North Jersey Rise Up! Your new favorite son comes home from Washington with a win – the New York Giants’ first in almost a month. Tommy DeVito will arrive home in Cedar Grove, NJ, a hero, and be greeted with a freshly made bed of curiosity from Mama DeVito.
On Sunday, the Giants took the Washington commanders, 31-19. It was DeVito’s second start of the season, and his performance was a 180-degree difference from his rough debut against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10. He passed for 246 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, averaged 9, 5 yards per attempt, and threw only eight incompletions on the day.
DeVito became a viral NFL sensation last week, but not because of his play. That was his quote from a piece written by ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. DeVito said that he still lives at his childhood home which is very close to the Giants football facilities.
The guy is a free agent who only starts because the Giants No. 1 and No. 2 quarterbacks suffered significant injuries. In this economy, I would advise any recent college graduate to stay home for a few years and save money.
That said, for those young adults who are lucky enough to have parents who can help them avoid the full burden of living expenses, at least clean up after yourself. DeVito became a hot topic because he revealed that his mother still does his laundry and makes his bed.
I understand that DeVito currently has a demanding job. Being the starting quarterback of the Giants is no 9-5 gig. He has to put in some extra hours. Washing clothes and putting a fitted sheet on the bed doesn’t take all night, though. He can take his tablet out of sleep mode and re-study the game plan during wash and dry cycles.
After Sunday’s win, I doubt the Giants and their fans will agree with me. If Mama DeVito handling laundry day has anything to do with the sharp passes her son has been throwing against the Commanders, the organization might send equipment staff over to her house to help lighten the workload.
DeVito climbed the pocket, bought time with his legs and launched the ball downfield. He didn’t think and thought away after 246 passing yards. His first two touchdown passes both traveled more than 20 yards in the air. He also threw some arrows in the middle of the field. DeVito did not play timid in any way and was rewarded with a win.
As well as he’s played, now is not the time for DeVito to be calling rental agents about Manhattan apartments. Even if the Giants finish the season strong with most of their tough games out of the way, he hasn’t looked like their quarterback of the future. Congrats to him on a job well done, but the Commanders pass defense has struggled all season, and they traded away their two best outside pass rushers. It certainly wasn’t Charles Mann and Dexter Manley that DeVito was up against in a divisional game on the road.
But good for the tri-state area kid. Since Aaron Rodgers ran onto the MetLife Stadium field raising an American flag, there hasn’t been much good NFL news for the New York faithful. At least the locals can enjoy this feel-good story about one of their own playing a damn good game for the hometown team.
I hope some chicken parm with vodka sauce is in his near and immediate future.