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The Giants will start Tommy DeVito vs. the Packers, Tyrod Taylor reacts

“Backup” quarterback Tyrod Taylor doesn’t seem too pleased by the decision, as he was starting over Tommy DeVito before Taylor’s rib injuries.

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On Tuesday, New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll announced that his starting quarterback against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football will be Tommy DeVito, removing any speculation from the big question of the week. DeVito began the season on the Giants’ practice squad, but he found himself in a starting role after injuries to Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor left them on the injured reserve.

The reason why DeVito’s starting status was in question coming into the week was the fact that Taylor is coming off of the injured reserve after a four-week stint on the list. With Taylor healthy enough to be a member of the 53-man roster, the assumption was that he would come back as the replacement starter. That, apparently, is not the plan.

When asked about his status as DeVito’s backup this week, Taylor responded, “I don’t know if it’s fair in this business.” He also later gave a “no comment” on if he was surprised by the decision.

So far, DeVito has thrown for 697 yards, seven passing touchdowns and three interceptions in his NFL career, for a 92.4 passer rating. After starting off very poorly in his first three appearances, he’s put together 100-plus passer rating games in back-to-back efforts, though, they were against the lowly Washington Commanders and New England Patriots.

His advanced stats are not nearly as good as his raw numbers, though. For perspective, his QBR, ESPN’s passing efficiency stat that takes into account of down and distance on throws, is just 14.4 on a 100-point scale. The question is: Who is the real Tommy DeVito? The one we’ve seen the last two weeks or just another undrafted rookie free agent who has played a couple of poor teams?

Either way, DeVito is going to make his fifth NFL start on Monday, as Taylor — who has 55 starts under his belt, will watch from the sidelines.