Ranking the 10 best receivers in NY Giants history
5. WR Homer Jones
While Homer Jones may be most known for being the first player the spike a football as a TD celebration, he was also a very good receiver. He made two Pro Bowls and earned a Second Team All-Pro selection during his six-year tenure with the Giants.
Jones was selected in the 20th round of the 1963 NFL Draft by the NY Giants. After only playing in three games his rookie season, Jones burst onto the scene his sophomore year. That fall, he caught 26 passes for 709 yards and 8 TDs.
After that season, Jones would follow up with three consecutive 1,000+ receiving yard years. He even led the league in receiving TDs in 1967 with 13.
Despite not making any postseason appearances in his career, Jones’ time with the Giants was special. In total, he would catch 214 passes for 4,845 yards and 35 TDs. Although Jones was a tremendous player in his prime, he would suddenly retire in 1971 after one season away from the Giants at the age of 30.