Illinois great Tommy DeVito will have the eyes of the nation on him next week when he gets a primetime start at QB for the New York Giants.
Head coach Brian Daboll announced Tuesday that DeVito has earned the job, even though Tyrod Taylor has returned from injury.
“Tommy’s done a good job; he’s improved in each of the games he’s played,” Daboll said. “I thought he played well the last two games, made good decisions, was accurate with the football and earned the right to play.”
The Giants face the Packers on Monday Night Football. The game will air on ABC.
DeVito has started the last three games, leading the G-Men to a 2-1 record and throwing six touchdown passes. He has become the fifth undrafted rookie to win at least two of his first three starts.
He was named Rookie of the Week in Week 11 after beating the Commanders.