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The Best NFL Players From New York  

Ranker NFL
272 votes 31 voters 60 items

List Rules Vote up the top pro football players born or raised in New York

Here’s a list of the best NFL players from New York! New York football players seem to collect championships at a rapid rate thanks to a lot of the players on this list being a part of some dynasties. The Empire State also is home to some of the best football players of all time like Rob Gronkowski and Ron Jaworski, as well as maybe the best running back in the NFL right now, Saquon Barkley.

Vote for who you think are the top NFL players from New York and add any of your favorites missing from the list!

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Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Amherst, New York
Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is a former American football tight end who played his entire professional career for the New England Patriots of the ...more
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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Saquon Barkley New York City, New York
Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three ...more
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Corey Graham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Buffalo, New York
Corey Dewayne Graham (born July 25, 1985) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He ...more
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Art Monk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
White Plains, New York
James Arthur Monk (born December 5, 1957) is an American former football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ...more
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Kevin Greene is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Schenectady, New York
Kevin Greene may refer to: Kevin Greene (rugby union) (born 1949), New Zealand rugby union player Kevin Greene (politician) (born 1958), Australian politician Kevin Greene (American football) ...more
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Boomer Esiason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
USA, New York, West Islip
Norman Julius "Boomer" Esiason (; born April 17, 1961) is an American retired football quarterback and former network color commentator. During his 14-year career in the National ...more
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Vinny Testaverde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Vincent Frank Testaverde Sr. (; born November 13, 1963) is an American former football quarterback who played for 21 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at ...more
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Mike DeVito is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York
Michael Ralph DeVito (born June 10, 1984) is a former American football defensive end. He played for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) from 2007 to 2012, and then the ...more
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Dave Waymer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
David Benjamin Waymer Jr. (July 1, 1958 – April 30, 1993) was an American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). Waymer graduated from West Charlotte High School in 1976. He ...more
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Dave Wohlabaugh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Dave Wohlabaugh Hamburg, New York
David Vincent Wohlabaugh (born April 13, 1972 in Hamburg, New York) is a former American football center who played 9 seasons for three National Football League teams. He started in Super Bowl ...more
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Tyvon Branch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Syracuse, New York
Tyvon A. Branch (born December 11, 1986) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has ...more
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Vaughn Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Buffalo, New York
Vaughn Antoine Parker (born June 5, 1971) is a former American football offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played high school ...more
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Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
East Setauket, New York
Todd Scott Sauerbrun (; born January 4, 1973) is a former American college and professional football player who was a punter in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played ...more
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Tim Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Liverpool, New York, USA
Timothy John Green (born December 16, 1963) is a retired professional American football player, a radio and television personality, and a best-selling author. He was a linebacker and defensive ...more
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Ed Newman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Edward Kenneth Newman (born June 4, 1951) is a former All-Pro offensive guard who, from 1973 to 1984, played 167 games over 12 seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He is now a judge in Florida.
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Tarell Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Tarell Lameek Brown (born January 6, 1985) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Seth Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Clifton Springs, New York
Seth Copeland Payne (born February 12, 1975) is a former American football defensive tackle, who now co-hosts a local radio show.
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Keith Bulluck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Suffern, New York
Keith J. Bulluck (born April 4, 1977) is a former American Football linebacker who played for eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Syracuse ...more
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Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York, United States of America
Lyle Martin Alzado (April 3, 1949 – May 14, 1992) was an American professional All Pro football defensive end of the National Football League (NFL), famous for his intense and intimidating style ...more
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Ricky Proehl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Richard Scott Proehl (born March 7, 1968) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Proehl played 17 seasons with the Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, Seattle ...more
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Sid Luckman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
Sidney Luckman (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 through 1950. During his 12 seasons ...more
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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Lackawanna, New York, United States of America
Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He was also an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of ...more
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Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Freeport, New York
Frank Michael Reich Jr. (rye-k) (born December 4, 1961) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). ...more
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George Starke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
New York City, New York
George Lawrence Starke (born July 18, 1948) is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League (NFL) from 1972-84. After ...more
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Devin McCourty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Players From New York
Devin McCourty Nyack, New York
Devin McCourty (born August 13, 1987) is an American football free safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers, and was ...more