Because nothing beats Mom’s chicken cutlets!
Giants rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito still lives at home with his parents in Cedar Grove—and his mom even makes his bed and cooks him dinner.
“I don’t have to worry about laundry, what I’m eating for dinner—chicken cutlets and all that is waiting for me when I get there,” the 25-year-old recently told ESPN. “My mom still makes my bed.”
The undrafted free agent said the the decision a “no-brainer” when he joined the Giants.
“Everything that I need is there at the house,” he said. “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 football is handled by my family.”
Convenience is another factor. The team trains at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford and plays at MetLife Stadium. “Honestly, I don’t even know if I could find a place closer to here than where I live. It takes me 12 minutes to get here,” he said.
DeVito grew up in Cedar Grove and went to high school at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey. He played for Syracuse and then transferred to the University of Illinois.
He was unexpectedly thrown into the spotlight this season after starting quarterback Daniel Jones tore his ACL in a season-ending injury.
Then, in his first starting NFL game last week, where the Giants lost to the Cowboys, DeVito hurt his non-throwing shoulder. But coach Brian Daboll said DeVito is healthy enough to start again this Sunday.
According to ESPN, DeVito’s teammates Jalin Hyatt, Wan’Dale Robinson and Bryce Ford-Wheaton have all been to the QB’s house.
Hyatt, also a rookie, especially likes the hot tub. “I’ve been over there. I love going to his spot,” Hyatt told ESPN. “He has a little hot tub in the back. The crazy thing about it is he lives, maybe, 15 minutes away. So he’s close.”
Perhaps DeVito’s also run into Aaron Rodgers.
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