Becoming a starting quarterback in the NFL is an unbelievable achievement, and one that makes plenty of friends and family of the player proud.
There’s no question that New York Giants rookie QB Tommy DeVito’s parents are proud of him as he’s been thrust into the starting position after the team’s first and second quarterbacks on the depth chart have gone down with injuries.
How does he know his parents are happy for him? Well, Tommy DeVito see’s them every day after practice and games, because he still lives with them in his childhood home in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
Most of DeVito’s teammates on the Giants had no idea that their quarterback was still “back home balling,” though they (and New York fans) probably won’t really care as long as he plays some winning football for the team.
As for the decision to stay at home with his parents, DeVito told ESPN:
“It was a no-brainer for me. Everything that I need is there at the house. 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.”
And when DeVito says everything, he means everything. The QB is still living the dream life…of a middle schooler while he is living at his parent’s house.
If you remember how things used to be when you were a kid and you didn’t have a worry in the world, it’s basically like that for DeVito:
“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. My mom still makes my bed.
Everything is handled for me. 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.”
Location is everything, and with the housing prices in New York and New Jersey, I really don’t blame DeVito at all for staying at home.
It seems like it’s a mutually beneficial situation, and maybe that will lead to mutual success for the New York Giants and Tommy “TD” DeVito.
As you might imagine, social media had all of the jokes about DeVito quarterbacking for the New York Giants while living at home with his parents: