The Best NFL Players From New York

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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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  • Saquon Barkley

    Saquon Barkley

    New York City, New York
    120 votes
    • Teams: New York Giants
    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 seasons, ...more
  • Rob Gronkowski
    Amherst, New York
    122 votes
    • Age: 33
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots
    Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk" is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons. Gronkowski played nine seasons ...more
  • Art Monk
    White Plains, New York
    44 votes
    • Age: 65
    • Teams: Washington Redskins, Syracuse Orange football, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
    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. Monk ...more
  • John Mackey
    New York City, New York
    23 votes
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1941-2011)
    • Teams: Baltimore Colts, Syracuse Orange football, San Diego Chargers
    John Mackey (September 24, 1941 – July 6, 2011) was an American football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers. He was born in Roosevelt, New York and attended ...more
  • Jim Brown
    St. Simons, Georgia, United States of America
    19 votes
    • Age: 87
    • Teams: Cleveland Browns, Syracuse Orange football
    James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player and actor. He was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from ...more
  • Devin McCourty

    Devin McCourty

    Nyack, New York
    56 votes
    • Age: 35
    • Teams: New England Patriots
    Devin McCourty (born August 13, 1987) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers and was selected by the ...more