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Tommy DeVito’s desire to prove himself good for Giants amid difficult playoff push, ex-NFL star says

of new york giants They have undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito and are making an elusive push into the playoffs, starting with Monday night's home game against the Green Bay Packers.

The former tight end will likely need a win to make the playoffs. Kyle Rudolph told Fox News Digital that DeVito can help make that happen.

Kyle Rudolph, No. 80 of the New York Giants, makes a motion against the Washington Football Team during an NFL game at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on September 16, 2021. (Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

“One of the things that DeVito has given them is that he's a guy who's just trying to prove he deserves to be there and he's fighting for opportunities, so he wants to go out and win as many games as possible. “I think it means I want to have a continued job in the NFL,” said Rudolph, who played for the Giants during the 2021 season.

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“So every week, every time he gets a chance to go out and play, he's trying to prove, not just to the New York Giants, but to 31 other teams, that he deserves to play. is” This league. If I'm on your roster as a quarterback, I can win games for you. “I think that's the biggest thing for a backup quarterback.''

Head coach Brian Daboll announced in a press conference on Tuesday that DeVito, who led the Giants to two straight wins, will remain the starter. This happened even though the Giants opened Tyrod Taylor's 21-day practice period on Monday.

“I think Tommy did a good job,” Daboll said Tuesday. “He's improving with each game he's played. I think he played well in the last two games, made good decisions, played accurate football and earned his spot.”

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New York Giants No. 15 Tommy DeVito attempts a pass during the second quarter of a game against the Las Vegas Raiders on November 5, 2023 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Las Vegas won 30-6. (Ian Moll/Getty Images)

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Asked if he thought DeVito gave the Giants “the best chance to win,” Daboll said, “Yeah, that's what every decision we make is about that.”

Taylor lamented this decision, expressing the unfortunate timing of his rib injury and eventually being brought back to health.

“Tommy has played and he's played well in the opportunities he's been given,” Taylor told reporters on Tuesday.

“Obviously, injuries and time off are always tough. Let's just say I got injured, it was just bad timing. We won two games, the last two games. We've got some momentum moving forward. Try to maintain that. Obviously, yes, I want to go out and play. Like I said before, I believe in timing and God's timing, and everything happens for a reason. So I will continue to trust the process and one day be a part of the journey God is leading me on.'' ”

Giants stick with local legend Tommy DeVito at quarterback despite Tyrod Taylor's return

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New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito, jersey number 15, scrambles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rudolph echoed that sentiment, telling Fox News Digital that replacing DeVito with Taylor at this point would be a difficult decision.

“I think it's really hard to take the ball out of the hands of guys who have won two games in a row. Sure, they haven't set the world on fire offensively, but in the end they won two games. ”And Tyrod is a professional. He's a guy who's been in this league a long time. He obviously wants everyone to play. He wants to be a guy who can go out there on Sunday and get the ball and make plays for his team. “For the team to win the game. And knowing Tyrod is a pro, he's also one play away, so he's going to be ready.”

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The Giants are moving on from the Packers and will face the New Orleans Saints. philadelphia eagles, They will play the Los Angeles Rams and then again against the Eagles to close out the regular season.

“I think as a coach and as a player, we're always focused on winning this week,” Rudolph said of the Giants' approach in this final stretch. “And in our game, your job is never guaranteed.”

“Right now, the entire team is completely focused on winning this week. And we'll try to accomplish that over the next five weeks to close out on a seven-game winning streak and reach 9-8.”

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