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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
1,960 125
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Lawrence Taylor Linebacker

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2
1,348 242
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Michael Strahan Defensive end

3
1,387 432
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Eli Manning Quarterback

4
909 280
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Phil Simms Quarterback

5
749 245
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Harry Carson Defensive end, Linebacker

6
755 242
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
697 166
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Y. A. Tittle Quarterback

8
699 213
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Mark Bavaro Tight end

9
572 181
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Sam Huff Linebacker

10
587 178
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Carl Banks Linebacker

11
771 156
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Odell Beckham Jr.

12
521 164
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Justin Tuck Defensive end

13
597 229
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tiki Barber Running back

14
349 123
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown

15
417 149
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Amani Toomer Wide receiver

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16
605 225
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Victor Cruz Wide receiver

17
350 125
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

18
393 167
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Joe Morris Running back

19
332 130
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Leonard Marshall Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

20
347 137
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

21
262 121
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Emlen Tunnell Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back

22
451 134
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jason Pierre-Paul Defensive end

23
282 102
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Pepper Johnson Linebacker

24
342 110
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Osi Umenyiora Defensive end

25
263 117
George Martin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
George Martin Defensive end

26
252 125
Andy Robustelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

27
283 97
Chris Snee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Chris Snee Guard

28
236 120
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Rodney Hampton Running back

29
285 107
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time

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30
214 105
Charlie Conerly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Charlie Conerly Quarterback

31
182 91
Mel Hein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Mel Hein Linebacker, Center

32
285 135
Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Ahmad Bradshaw Running back

33
212 76
Bart Oates is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Bart Oates Center

34
241 110
Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Dave Meggett Running back, Return specialist

35
204 104
Alex Webster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Alex Webster Running back, Halfback, Fullback

36
287 66
Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
e61121169 added Tom Coughlin Wide receiver

37
212 82
Brad Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Brad Van Pelt Linebacker

38
231 58
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Vince Lombardi Right Guard

39
186 103
Jessie Armstead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jessie Armstead Linebacker

40
238 134
Hakeem Nicks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Hakeem Nicks Wide receiver

41
213 87
Jeremy Shockey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jeremy Shockey Tight end

42
182 89
Kyle Rote is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Kyle Rote Running back, Halfback, Wide receiver

43
172 88
Dick Lynch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Dick Lynch Defensive back

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44
143 26
Landon Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
AlanNadeau added Landon Collins Cornerback, drafted in 2015 from Alabama

45
135 50
Jim Burt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jim Burt Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

46
161 83
Jim Katcavage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jim Katcavage Defensive tackle, Tackle

47
133 67
Plaxico Burress is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Plaxico Burress Wide receiver

48
162 84
Homer Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Homer Jones Wide receiver

49
155 76
Joe Morrison is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Joe Morrison Running back, Wide receiver

50
134 45
Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Pat Summerall Placekicker