Tommy DeVito tosses 3 TDs, sparks Giants in record day - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. — Undrafted quarterback Tommy DeVito isn't just starting games for his hometown New York Giants — he's setting franchise records.
DeVito, a New Jersey native who is living at home during his rookie season, threw three touchdown passes in a 31-19 win over the Washington Commanders on Sunday at FedEx Field. He now has five touchdown passes in his first two career starts. That is the most by any Giants quarterback through his first two NFL starts since starters were first tracked in 1950, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
DeVito threw a pair of touchdown passes in last week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
«I did not [know it was a franchise record],» DeVito admitted afterward. «Like I said, it's all about the playcalling and executing the plays. Sometimes we get got by the defense, different coverage vs. what we don't want, and it's up to me to make the right decision and put us in a good situation.
»But when we have the defense that we want vs. certain plays, my job is easy. I just give it to the guys in space and let them do what they do. And they made it easy for me [Sunday]."
DeVito threw a pair of touchdown passes to running back Saquon Barkley and another to wide receiver Darius Slayton. He finished 18-of-26 passing for 246 yards with three touchdown passes and no interceptions. It helped the Giants snap a three-game skid.
He did it despite being sacked nine times by the Commanders. DeVito is the first starting quarterback to be sacked at least nine times and win since Randall Cunningham in Week 15 of the 1992 season. It's quite the contrast from DeVito's first NFL game, when he came in against the New York Jets in place for the injured Tyrod Taylor and threw for minus-1 yard in almost three