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This is a list of the best New York Giants of all time. Formed in 1925, the New York Football Giants are a name as recognizable with the NFL as much as any other team in the league. The Giants are one of the greatest teams of all time. The team has won eight championships, four before the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and four Super Bowl titles. Some of the greatest defensive players in NFL history have played for the Giants. The team has traditionally relied on stout defenses and a powerful running game. The formative years of the NFL saw some of the best linemen and linebackers play for the team. Hall of Famers from the team's early years includes Sam Huff, Frank Gifford, Rosey Brown, Andy Robustelli and Y.A. Tittle.

After an 18 playoff drought, the Giants' fortunes started to turn in 1981. That year, the team drafted one of its greatest players and perhaps the best linebacker ever in Lawrence Taylor. In addition to Taylor, the team had some of the top Giants in Phil Simms, George Martin and Harry Carson. More recently, the Giants have won multiple Super Bowl titles with quarterback Eli Manning and Justin Tuck captaining the defense. 

This list of the best New York Giants of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think is the greatest New York Giants player of all time.
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1
2,263 153
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Lawrence Taylor Linebacker

2
1,565 297
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Michael Strahan Defensive end

3
1,627 495
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Eli Manning Quarterback

4
863 304
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Harry Carson Defensive end, Linebacker

5
1,038 358
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Phil Simms Quarterback

6
836 304
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Frank Gifford Running back, Cornerback, Halfback

7
786 302
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Mark Bavaro Tight end

8
779 252
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Y. A. Tittle Quarterback

9
625 267
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Sam Huff Linebacker

10
640 195
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Justin Tuck Defensive end

11
749 261
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tiki Barber Running back

12
658 230
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Carl Banks Linebacker

13
977 214
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Odell Beckham Jr.

14
516 172
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Amani Toomer Wide receiver

The Dirtiest NFL Players of All Time

15
415 146
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Leonard Marshall Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

16
396 151
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown

17
335 137
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Emlen Tunnell Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

18
574 155
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jason Pierre-Paul Defensive end

19
687 279
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Victor Cruz Wide receiver

20
446 124
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Osi Umenyiora Defensive end

21
430 209
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Joe Morris Running back

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22
386 186
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

23
373 173
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

24
369 111
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Chris Snee Guard

25
313 137
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Pepper Johnson Linebacker

26
285 149
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
George Martin Defensive end

27
267 159
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

28
266 146
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Rodney Hampton Running back

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

29
265 111
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jessie Armstead Linebacker

30
335 162
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Ahmad Bradshaw Running back

31
278 97
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Brad Van Pelt Linebacker

32
259 41
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
AlanNadeau added Landon Collins Cornerback, drafted in 2015 from Alabama

33
348 92
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Tom Coughlin Wide receiver

34
310 163
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

35
241 101
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Bart Oates Center

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

36
199 132
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Mel Hein Linebacker, Center

37
227 166
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Charlie Conerly Quarterback

38
266 158
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Dave Meggett Running back, Return specialist

39
273 87
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Vince Lombardi Right Guard

40
274 154
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Hakeem Nicks Wide receiver

41
251 107
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jeremy Shockey Tight end

42
163 63
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jim Burt Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

43
214 158
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Alex Webster Running back, Halfback, Fullback

44
193 100
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Dick Lynch Defensive back

45
195 102
Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Kyle Rote Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

46
217 81
Carl
Carl "Spider" Lockhart Defensive back

47
164 49
Jason Sehorn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
muzziac added Jason Sehorn

48
187 97
Homer Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Homer Jones Wide receiver

49
172 94
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Plaxico Burress Wide receiver

50
171 100
Jim Katcavage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jim Katcavage Defensive tackle, Tackle