Brian Daboll isn’t ready to say if the spinning wheel of backup quarterbacks will land on Tyrod Taylor or Tommy DeVito this week.
About 16 hours after the Giants lost to the Eagles and DeVito was benched at halftime for Taylor, Daboll said Sunday’s starting quarterback against the Rams won’t be named until there are further internal discussions.
Players are off Tuesday, so Daboll certainly would want to respectfully share his decision with both quarterbacks — and maybe the full team — before a public reveal.
“We’ll talk about it as a staff,” Daboll said Tuesday morning. “We’re finishing up [reviewing] this game and we’ll talk about it tonight.”
It’s a little bit of a different approach from Daboll, who didn’t even consider a quarterback change last week after the offense stalled out in a loss against the Saints.
He immediately named DeVito the starter against the Eagles because he “earned it.”
When DeVito-Taylor first became a true battle — when Taylor came off injured reserve and DeVito had won two straight — Daboll named DeVito the starter during his first media availability of the week and was rewarded for sticking with the undrafted rookie with a win against the Packers.
The Giants will be on the practice field Wednesday to begin preparations to face the Rams.
DeVito is under contract in 2024, while Taylor is a free agent.
Daboll said the decision to have a shorter leash on DeVito this week than previously was not premeditated.
“I made that decision at halftime,” Daboll said. “Just felt we needed to do something to try to spark us. We were 1-for-8 on third down, 55 yards passing. That was a collective thing, though, for everybody.”