Daboll reiterated that on Monday morning.
“He’s earned it,” Daboll said. “It’s not always going to be perfect, but he’s earned the opportunity to play.”
Brian Daboll shares his reasoning behind the decision to give Tommy DeVito the start on Christmas:
“He’s earned it. It’s not always going to be perfect, but he’s earned the opportunity to play” pic.twitter.com/k6KVscMGQc
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) December 18, 2023
DeVito has now played in seven games, starting the last five. The Giants are 3-2 in those starts. DeVito earned two NFC Offensive Rookie of the Week and an NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor in those three victories.
Against the Saints, DeVito was 20 of 34 for 177 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He took seven sacks, was checked at one point for a concussion and appeared to be hobbling at the end of the game.
Daboll said DeVito was “just sore” on Monday.
Randy Bullock left the game after injuring a hamstring on the kickoff following his 56-yard field goal on Sunday. Punter Jamie Gillan filled in, making a 40-yard field goal. The Giants have placekicker Cade York on their practice squad. Daboll said he would know more on Wednesday as to whether or not the Giants would need to make a roster move at that position.