The New York Giants have had some of the greatest running backs in NFL history, and here are the ten greatest of all time.
Over the course of franchise history, the New York Giants have always had an incredible running game that often made the difference between winning and losing.
It’s never easy picking from all the greats to say who the best of all time would be, especially with some of the names who have worn a NY Giants uniform. Who do you leave out and why? Never easy questions to answer.
Yes, stats are important, but what a player meant to the franchise and the city also has to be taken into consideration. Some players may not have put up monster numbers, but were there in crunch time and always came through in the big moments.
Who knows, someday, Saquon Barkley may end up on this list.
Honorable Mention: Ahmad Bradshaw
Ahmad Bradshaw, a seventh-round selection out of Marshall in 2007, first endeared himself into the hearts and minds of the Giants when he broke open a clutch 88-yard touchdown run against the Buffalo Bills to help New York clinch a playoff spot in that Super Bowl-winning season.
Bradshaw would have a career-best 1,235 rushing yards and 314 receiving yards in 2010, and in 2011 Bradshaw would once again rise to the occasion in the postseason. This go-round, Bradshaw totaled 272 yards on 68 carries and 114 yards receiving in their four playoff games and scored the game-winning touchdown that would give the Giants their fourth Super Bowl title and their second straight against the New England Patriots.
Bradshaw left the Giants after the 2012 season, but not before picking up his second 1,000 yard rushing season with 1,015. With 4,232 rushing yards as a Giant, Bradshaw is sixth all-time on the Giants franchise list in that category, just two spots behind teammate Brandon Jacobs.