New York Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito is in a unique set of circumstances for an NFL quarterback. And it’s not just because he’s an undrafted free agent making his first career start against a bitter, in-division rival.
Despite being elevated to the Giants’ active roster after starting the season on the practice squad, DeVito still lives at home with his parents. After injuries to New York starter Daniel Jones and backup Tyrod Taylor, the homebody from New Jersey has been thrust into the starting role in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Here’s what to know about the Giants’ former undrafted free agent rookie, including whether he’s related to a certain actor.
Tommy DeVito lives at home with his parents
As an undrafted free agent after the 2023 NFL draft, DeVito’s roster status was uncertain throughout training camp. It got shakier when he was waived in late August, then signed to the Giants’ practice squad.
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With all of that uncertainty surrounding the New Jersey native’s playing career, he made the “no-brainer” decision to live at home with his parents.
He told ESPN: “Everything that I need is there at the house. The decision was made since this level of football is stressful for a rookie, especially from the quarterback position. There is a lot going on, a lot of meetings. So everything outside of…