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Ugly Reaction: Giants QB Tommy DeVito shares bitter experience on fellow team-mate

Tommy DeVito, a rookie quarterback for the New York Giants, talked with reporters on Wednesday and mentioned how Week 1 starter Daniel Jones has continued to be a mentor despite DeVito growing in popularity as an undrafted pick.

DeVito stated of Jones, “When he’s around, when he’s done doing his rehab, and he’s either in here or in the quarterback room, I’m always picking his brain, just having a conversation,” according to the Giants website.

When Jones went down on November 5 with a season-ending torn ACL, primary backup Tyrod Taylor was already injured. Playing in Jones’ place, DeVito lost his first NFL start, but he has since led the Giants to three straight victories. Some local supporters seem to have replaced Jones in their hearts with the New Jersey native.

Ryan Chichester of Audacy pointed out on Tuesday that Jones is “very worried” about DeVito’s ascent while the 26-year-old is getting over a significant setback, according to Evan Roberts, host of WFAN radio. DeVito stated on Wednesday that’s completely untrue.

Regarding Jones, DeVito remarked, “He’s probably always the first text on my phone right after the game ends.” “Usually, the following morning, I see him sitting here receiving treatment. He always starts our conversations, so that’s something.”

Jones praised DeVito’s work ethic and confidence prior to his knee surgery. These qualities have helped the 25-year-old succeed as a quarterback in the biggest sports market in the nation after he started his first pro season as a practice-squad option. DeVito mentioned a few of the suggestions Jones has given him in the last month.

Regarding what he’s learned from Jones, DeVito stated, “It’s just staying composed throughout the whole thing.” “College and everything else are just kind of the same old thing. Everyone loves you when things are going well for you, and when things don’t work out, everyone is against you, isn’t that right? Someone is always saying this or that about you. Consequently, maintaining composure throughout.”

Given that home fans chanted Jones’ name less than a year ago after he assisted the Giants in securing a postseason berth, Jones is well-versed in the highs and lows that come with being a professional athlete in the New York market. Before this Sunday’s game at the 6-7 New Orleans Saints, many have speculated that DeVito will eventually take Jones’ spot on the starting roster. For now, though, it appears that the first-round pick from 2019 is doing everything in his power to support the rookie and keep the 5-8 Giants in the running for the playoffs.


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