Tommy DeVito, Daniel Jones and the stupidity of the New York Giants’ QB room

Tommy DeVito, Daniel Jones and the stupidity of the New York Giants’ QB room

Of all the moronic ways the first season of Daniel Jones’ four-year, $160 million contract could play out, this might be the dumbest. Not only did he go down for the year after two TDs and six picks in five and a half starts, but the team’s third-string QB took over the fanbase and maybe the locker room.

On top of embodying everything that is an Italian-American in the greater New York-New Jersey area, DeVito also has shown more competency and swagger in four starts than Jones has over the past four and a half years.

During the Giants’ three-game winning streak, DeVito has a TD-INT ratio of 5-0. Danny Dimes has never done that. Sure, he’s won three in a row (twice), and had a 5 TD, no interception game before, but the bar is incredibly low. Baker Mayfield has accomplished the menial feat. So have Case Keenum and Mark Sanchez.

I’m not going to go through the list of bad quarterbacks to win a Monday Night Football game because that would take forever, yet Jones hasn’t done that either. Not since 2018 have the Giants won on Monday night, and I’ve almost half a mind to deem DeVito the Giants’ all-time quarterback on MNF. His agent was far and away more entertaining than anything Jones’ can offer, and the unintentional comedy of Tommy Cutlets’ cheering section cannot be overstated.

The thing about watching a Daniel Jones-led offense is everything is more difficult than it has to be. DeVito might be good enough to be a career backup, or he could be out of the league by 2025 — who knows? Tommy Salami’s early, paltry success should confirm what we’ve known about Jones for years, and it’s this: He’s not a starting-caliber NFL quarterback.

Jones wasn’t drafted to be a dual threat, but don’t quote me on that because David Gettleman saw things in players that no one else did, and not in a good way. However, I don’t want to hear about the rushing stats, the offensive line or Jones’ ongoing development. While the roster around a quarterback is important, it’s Year 5 of this guy, and the Giants have no idea what his ideal receiver looks like.

“Well, he’s never played with a Randy Moss or Calvin Johnson-type guy.”

OK, the next time a generational Hall of Fame receiver comes available, send him Brian Daboll’s way, and count down the seconds until he assaults Jones on the sideline after another errant throw or missed read. New York GM Joe Schoen exalted his first year on the job as a sustainable success, which was folly, and doubled down on it.

A plethora of media members dubbed the Giants their pick for regression in the preseason and they weren’t wrong. The team was 2-8 before this current streak, and heading to the Caleb Williams sweepstakes.

Now, I’m not sure G-Men faithful would even want the USC star, and I can say with certainty that they definitely don’t want Jones. DeVito is Linsanity, but with a guy from Livingston, New Jersey. The only way Danny Dimes wins over — not back — the fanbase is with a Super Bowl title or a contracted hit.

Seeing as DeVito’s agent appears to be the guy you call for the latter, that might be as tall of a task as a Lombardi.

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Anthony Barnett
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