NFL The Best New York Giants of All Time  

Ranker NFL
Originally by
55k votes 5.6k voters 85.6k views 146 items

List Rules Please rank the players only on their time with the Giants

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.
list ordered by
1
3,058 192
Lawrence Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker
2
2,132 412
Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end
3
2,178 732
Eli Manning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback
4
1,190 398
Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker
5
1,402 477
Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback
6
1,051 402
Frank Gifford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back, Cornerback, Halfback
7
1,010 433
Mark Bavaro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Tight end
8
776 364
Sam Huff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker
9
975 376
Y. A. Tittle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Quarterback
10
1,078 367
Tiki Barber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back
11
874 311
Carl Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker
12
898 274
Justin Tuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end
13
1,434 376
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Jonathan_Rojas2 added Wide reciever
14
465 185
Emlen Tunnell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Return specialist, Safety, Defensive back
15
680 227
Amani Toomer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver
16
527 185
Leonard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman
17
495 195
Roosevelt Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Roosevelt Brown Offensive tackle
18
965 360
Victor Cruz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Wide receiver
19
540 262
Joe Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back
20
660 163
Osi Umenyiora is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end
21
493 262
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back
22
441 218
Rosey Grier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive lineman
23
775 233
Jason Pierre-Paul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Defensive end
24
422 173
Pepper Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Linebacker
25
370 178
Rodney Hampton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Giants of All Time
Running back