Ranking the top 15 NY Giants rookie seasons in team history
By Carly Mersky
The Top 15 best rookie season players in NY Giants history
The NY Giants have had many successful players play for the franchise.
Several of those players have shown it all during their rookie season with the team.
From Phil Simms making a run at Rookie of The Year in 1979 to Odell Beckham Jr. immediately emerging as one of the NFL’s premier wide receivers, and most dangerous deep threats in the vertical passing game, several NY Giants have made impressive first impressions as rookies.
Here’s a look at the NY Giants’ most impressive 15 rookie seasons in franchise history:
15. David Diehl (2003
In his rookie season, Diehl started all 16 games, becoming the first Giants rookie to do so since Mark Bavaro in 1985. He was the only rookie to start at the same position each game during the 2003 season.
14. Phil Simms (1979)
Simms won his first five starts of his rookie year. He was 6-4 as a starter, threw for 1,743 yards and 13 touchdown passes, and was named to the NFL All-Rookie team. He was also a runner-up for Rookie of the Year.