New York Giants: Their best players since 1970

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The New York Giants have had scores of quality players since the NFL and AFL merged in 1970. We put together a list of the best players during that period mainly based on Pro Bowl appearances.

The New York Giants had a rich history before the NFL merged with the AFL in 1970. After a decade of futility, they returned to their rightful place as one of the cornerstone franchises in the NFL during the 1980s.

Since the Super Bowl era began in 1967, the Giants have appeared in five Super Bowls, winning four. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers (6), New England Patriots (6), Dallas Cowboys (5) and San Francisco 49ers (5) have won more. The Green Bay Packers also have four Lombardi Trophies.

Let me say personally this list consists of players the author has seen play, unlike many lists on the internet these days where the author can only rely on third party accounts. I went to my first Giants game in 1967.

Here is our list of the Giants’ most decorated players since the 1970 merger: