Giants’ Tommy DeVito set for battle with college rival Sam Howell

Tommy DeVito will be facing off against an old college foe on Sunday, and one that has proven a young third-string quarterback can make his way up the ranks.

DeVito and Sam Howell faced off once in a Syracuse-North Carolina game on Sept. 12, 2020, that left the Giants quarterback wanting more in a 31-6 blowout loss for Syracuse.

Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said Washington will be a “tough challenge” for his defense, saying Howell has made a marked improvement since early in his career.

Sam Howell of the Washington Commanders leads the NFL with 2,783 passing yards this season.




Howell had appeared in just one game in his rookie year after he was drafted in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft as a third-string option behind Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke.

Against the Giants earlier this season, Howell threw for 249 yards, going 22-for-42, no touchdowns, one interception and was sacked six times.

The two will face off again at FedEx Field where Howell is fighting to keep the Commanders (4-6) in playoff contention in his second year in the league.