Once a hallmark of great NY Giants defenses, the secondary has a chance to take center stage once again in 2021
Leadership, heart and the drive to succeed – the NY Giants have found greatness over and over again in their defensive backs.
Whether they were leading teams to Super Bowl victories, or trailblazing a path for a new era of football – this list features players who were both great and inspirational. Current Giants defensive back, Logan Ryan, seems to think so as well – he’s been soaking up as much information as possible from past great NY Giants’ secondary members.
The NY Giants are poised to have a dangerous secondary in 2021 – if they can accomplish half of what some on this list did, it would be enough.
Here are the top 10 defensive backs in NY Giants’ history:
10) Landon Collins
Legacy: First-team All-Pro (2016); Three-time Pro Bowl (2016-2018)
After trading up to the top of round two of the 2015 NFL Draft, Landon Collins rewarded the NY Giants’ faith in him for four seasons.
After a solid rookie season, his 2016 season put him among the best safeties in the league. Collins play was so good, many believed he should’ve been voted the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
In the end, Collins wanted more money than the rebuilding NY Giants were willing to pay for a safety – but that shouldn’t diminish his standing with fans. While in New York, Collins gave it his all – and it’s been rumored he never wanted to leave.
The NY Giants still get to see Collins twice a year, as he signed with the Washington Football Team – but he’ll always have his place in team history.