Tommy DeVito has quickly become a fan favorite after leading the New York Giants to a 3-1 record over his first four NFL starts. But the rookie quarterback may have suffered an injury on Sunday after taking a hit from a New Orleans Saints defender.
Tommy DeVito Injury Update
DeVito scrambled for a six-yard gain with less than a minute remaining in the second quarter but took a hard shot from Saints cornerback Isaac Yiadom. His head slammed against the turf, and the Giants’ medical staff quickly ensured he was taken to the blue medical tent on New York’s sideline for an examination.
#NYGiants QB Tommy DeVito went to the locker room after taking a nasty hit at the end of this play.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) December 17, 2023
DeVito didn’t appear pleased that he was taken out of the game, but the NFL’s independent concussion specialists would not have let him keep playing. He left the medical tent and jogged to the Giants’ locker room just before halftime.
Fortunately, DeVito was back on the bench with his helmet for the start of the third quarter while Tyrod Taylor — who replaced DeVito in the second quarter — was wearing a winter hat.
DeVito was back under center for New York’s first offensive play of the second half. While he was evaluated for a concussion, DeVito was cleared and should be able to finish Sunday’s game, barring another injury.
An undrafted rookie free agent out of Syracuse, DeVito took over as the Giants’ quarterback when Taylor went down in Week 8. Taylor was already replacing Daniel Jones, who suffered an ACL tear earlier this season.
DeVito, a New Jersey native, entered Week 15 having completed 65.9% of his passes for 855 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions.
What Would the Giants’ Offense Look Like Without DeVito?
Returning to Taylor under center wouldn’t make a significant dent in the fantasy stock of the few options in New York you’re considering. Saquon Barkley remains an RB2 who has explosive upside but is capped by the inability of this offense to sustain drives, while Darren Waller is on the fringe of a usable TE.
Waller had a 29-yard catch early against the Saints, and Taylor could look his way to supplement the run game. Wan’Dale Robinson would see his number called in that regard as well, and while his catch count is appealing, the lack of per-target upside is more damning than his volume is encouraging.
— PFN Fantasy Analyst Kyle Soppe