Tommy DeVito chose the Giants over a NY Jets opportunity post-draft

The Jets wanted Tommy DeVito after the draft

NY Jets, Tommy DeVito
NY Jets, Tommy DeVito / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages
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The NY Jets have had their share of quarterback woes this season, and that's putting it lightly. The same could be said for their crosstown counterparts, the New York Giants.

But while the Giants cycled through quarterbacks following Daniel Jones' season-ending neck injury, they seem to have found a keeper in undrafted rookie Tommy DeVito. At the very least, DeVito has managed to captivate the football world in his short time as a starter.

Going into Monday night's game, DeVito has won two of his three starts, throwing seven touchdown passes and three interceptions. While it's a stretch to say he's played his way into starting consideration for next season just yet, he's undoubtedly exceeded any and all expectations.

As it turns out, the Giants weren't the only team interested in DeVito after the draft. The Jets also came calling for the local Syracuse product and New Jersey native.

The NY Jets were interested in Tommy DeVito after the 2023 NFL Draft

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reported on Monday that the Jets offered DeVito a post-draft tryout after he went undrafted this past spring. Instead, DeVito opted to sign with the other New York football team, and the rest is history.

Raanan's report stated that DeVito chose the Giants partially due to proximity to his home as well as Brian Daboll's track record with developing quarterbacks. It's certainly worked out for him to this point.

DeVito impressed enough to earn the Giants third-string quarterback job in the summer, and following injuries to both Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor, he was suddenly thrust into the limelight. He's made the most of his opportunities to this point.

As for the Jets, they've been stuck with a revolving door at quarterback following Aaron Rodgers' torn Achilles in Week 1. Zach Wilson started most of the season before being benched for Tim Boyle and later Trevor Siemian.

Wilson is back in the starting lineup, and while he's coming off the best game of his NFL career, there's no denying that he's struggled this season.

Ultimately, we'll never know what could've been if the Jets made a stronger push to sign DeVito after the draft. As far as DeVito is concerned, he probably wouldn't want to change a thing.

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