New York Giants: 30 greatest players in franchise history

Eli Manning, New York Giants. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
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Chris Snee, New York Giants
Chris Snee, New York Giants. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images /

player. 31. . Guard. 2004-13. Chris Snee. 21

No matter what the Giants needed out of Chris Snee, he was willing to provide it. As a life-long Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion with the boys in blue, the second-round pick out of Boston College was everything the club could have hoped for and then some.

While never truly seen as an elite talent, Snee was the reliable, consistent blocking presence every NFL team dreams of. Even at the guard position, he spent his entire career impacting the game in big ways, whether that meant opening gaping holes for Tiki Barber to run through or providing Eli Manning with outstanding protection.

Throughout his 10-year career with the Giants, Snee earned four trips to the Pro Bowl and was named to an All-Pro team three times. Considering the massive amount of top-tier offensive line talent in the league at the time, that’s quite the accomplishment.

You won’t find Snee on any lists of the best guards in NFL history, and that’s fine. What he did for the Giants was protect their franchise quarterback, provide dependable play for a decade and help the franchise secure two Lombardi Trophies. Sounds like more than enough to make this list, if you ask me.