Dave Gettleman has been trying to emulate NY Giants’ teams of the past – built from their defensive line out. It’s easy to see why when you look back.
Superstars who transcended the game of football, the NY Giants have had their share.
The behemoths who took their place along the Giants‘ defensive line made it one of the greatest position groups in football history. They led the team to championships – striking fear into opponents quarterbacks.
The young trio of Azeez Ojulari, Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines can look no further that their predecessors to be inspired. If they can take their raw talent and develop into players similar to the ones listed, the sky is the ceiling.
Here are the top 10 defensive linemen in NY Giants’ history:
10) Jason Pierre-Paul
Legacy: Two-time Super Bowl Champion (XLVI, LV)
The blocked kick heard around the world.
Jason Pierre-Paul saved the NY Giants’ season in 2011 when he stunned the Dallas Cowboys by blocking their last-second field goal attempt. Without that play, the Giants don’t win their fourth Lombardi Trophy.
He proved he was a force in the league, but he had to prove it again after a fireworks injury mangled his hand. Against the odds, Pierre-Paul returned to become a solid contributor for the Giants – before the team traded him to Tampa Bay in 2018.