2022 Starting quarterback Tommy DeVito didn’t go unnoticed during the
2023 NFL Draft. Although he was not drafted, he was signed by the New
York Giants as an undrafted free-agent.
Former Illinois quarterback Tommy DeVito was signed undrafted by
the New York Giants following the 2023 NFL draft. DeVito grew up
about 75 miles from MetLife Stadium, giving him an opportunity to play
for one of his home state teams.
The graduate transfer from Syracuse started 13 games for the Illini. His 69.6% completion percentage set a program record and ranked
him fourth in the nation in the same category.
The Cedar Grove, New Jersey native was an All-Big Ten honorable
mention as well. DeVito, according to Pro Football Focus, was the
second-highest graded quarterback in the Big Ten behind CJ Stroud
and No. 23 in the nation.
The Illini went 8-5 in his first and only season with the team. DeVito
helped lead Illinois to its first bowl game since 2019.
The 24-year-old will likely not see much playing time, but could set
himself up to be a backup quarterback for the Giants should he make
the 53-man roster. DeVito could also gain valuable NFL experience as
a practice squad quarterback in his early professional career.