The NY Giants have been a very up and down team since 2010, most notably winning the Super Bowl in 2011. However, things have gone downhill since then, as the Giants have only had one playoff appearance, which came in 2015 under disgraced former head coach Ben McAdoo.
Despite the ups and downs, several legendary players have suited up for the Giants over the last 12 years, making their marks on, and sometimes off the field. Even with the team not seeing much success, it is always nice to see individual players perform at a high level.
To be a NY Giant has always been one of the biggest honors in the NFL. Now, imagine the honor of being one of the best to ever play for the organization. While some of these players are simply the best of the decade, others are some of the best to ever play for the team. With that said, here’s our look at the five best Giants players since 2010.
Honorable mentions: Antrel Rolle, Chris Snee and Landon Collins
Antrel Rolle joined the Giants in the 2010 season and made an instant impact. Making his second career Pro-Bowl and was a member of the second team All-Pro, Rolle was instrumental to the Giants 2011 Super Bowl run. Being one of the best players on the stacked Giants defense, Rolle would remain with the G-Men until 2014.
He eventually would sign a three-year deal with the Bears, go down with a knee injury and then eventually retire. During his five-year tenure with the Giants, Rolle made two Pro-Bowls, and would be a member of two All-Pro teams.
Chris Snee was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2004 draft. Making four Pro-Bowls and one All-Pro team during his 10-year career, Snee was one of the most important pieces to both of the NY Giants Super Bowl runs in both 2007 and 2011. However, Snee retired in 2013, which made it difficult to put him in the top five. Snee was still a very good player from 2010 and on, making two Pro-Bowls and an All-Pro Second team.
Finally we have Landon Collins, a player who has become somewhat forgotten in recent years. This is likely due to the rough way in which his tenure with the NY Giants ended, and the era he played in. Don’t forget, however, that during his time with the Giants, Collins was a three-time Pro-Bowler and a First-Team All-Pro in 2016.
Collins made a Pro-Bowl in three out of the four seasons he was with the team. He was truly a special player. While his issues in coverage held him back from being one of the best defensive players in the league, he was still very good in a lot of other aspects. Collins’ ability as a tackler was one of the best in the league, as he tallied over 100 tackles in three out of the four seasons he was with the team. It is also worth noting that in that fourth season, Collins had 96 tackles in 12 games. So he was on pace for well over 100 tackles.