Kayvon Thibodeaux manages to get Graham Gano’s NY Giants number

Kayvon Thibodeaux, NY Giants (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Kayvon Thibodeaux, NY Giants (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) /

Stop the presses, NY Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux has been able to do the unthinkable. For a while now, the No. 5 jersey of Graham Gano has been coveted by plenty of players. Last year, Jabrill Peppers found out the hard way that Gano was going to charge top dollar for his favorite number.

Then, Thibodeaux, the No. 5 overall pick, also wanted that number. He revealed Gano wanted a handsome $250,000 for it. Well, jersey-gate is officially over, as the Giants announced that Thibodeaux has indeed landed the number from Gano. While the exact details of their deal hasn’t been revealed, Gano confirmed the news on Twitter and said the rookie has made a sizable donation to a charity the kicker cares about.

Kayvon Thibodeaux will don No. 5 for the NY Giants next season

Gano said that he’ll announce which charity Thibodeaux has made his donation to soon, but this is awesome across the board and everybody wins. Thibodeaux has received his favorite jersey number and Gano is giving things up in order for an organization close to his heart getting a nice amount of dough from the new Giants playmaker. Boom.

There had been some speculation that Thibodeaux and Gano had some beef, but the latter cleared things up in style with a recent tweet. At the end of the day, these two weren’t going to let the No. 5 get in the way of them not only developing a close friendship, but them also teaming up to help the Giants record a strong season in 2022.

Gano is as steady as they come from a kicking standpoint, while Thibodeaux is being looked at as the future for this defense. Fans can’t wait to see him make plays for the team, especially with the news that Giants legend Michael Strahan has helped mentor him. Could you ask for anyone better to help Thibodeaux out early on in his NFL career? Absolutely not.

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This story has a happy ending for everyone involved. With Thibodeaux ready to rock No. 5, all eyes will be on him starting in Week 1 to see what he’ll be able to get done with the G-Men this season. Gano has made the rookie incredibly happy too and the NY supporters are glad that this can all be put to rest and the team can fully focus on what’s most important: winning ball games once the fall arrives.