Lacking any semblance of consistency at guard, the NY Giants have had 11 players start six or more games in a decade at the position, we look at the top three.
The NY Giants struggles along the offensive line for most of the past decade have been well documented. The team has seemingly made an overhaul to their line on an annual basis, which has led to inconsistent play in recent years.
Since 2010, the Giants have had Rich Seubert, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Kevin Boothe, John Jerry, Weston Richburg, Geoff Schwartz, Justin Pugh, Will Hernandez, Jamon Brown and Kevin Zeitler all start six or more games at guard in a season for the team.
The constant change has led to subpar play along the line for the better part of a decade, which is a major reason for the well-documented struggles that New York has endured since winning a Super Bowl in 2011.
That said, the Giants current roster features two guards with a great deal of promise. Coming into the season, second-year player Will Hernandez and fellow guard Kevin Zeitler, who came to the Giants from the Cleveland Browns in the Olivier Vernon trade, were ranked amongst the top five guard tandems in the NFL. While the duo failed to live up to the lofty expectations in 2019, the skill set is there for both to excel for the Giants in the future.
While the faces at the guard position have changed regularly and the results have not always been spectacular over the past decade, that doesn’t mean that the Giants have been void of any talent at the position. Here are the top three guards for the Giants over the last decade: