Ranking the 10 best defensive linemen in NY Giants history
Number 8: Jason Pierre-Paul
Accolades: two-time Pro Bowler, First Team All Pro, 2011 Super Bowl Champion
Jason Pierre-Paul, who posted 432 tackles, 58.5 sacks and 13 forced fumbles, was arguably the best defensive player for the NY Giants during their 2011 Super Bowl run, racking up 16.5 sacks, 86 combined tackles, and 23 tackles for loss in that season. He earned First-Team All Pro honors, while coming in fourth of Defensive Player of the Year voting. He was massive for NY’s Super Bowl push.
Paul would continue to be very solid for the remainder of his tenure with the team, posting at least seven sacks in three of his finals six campaigns. Paul battled injuries during his time with the G-Men, most notably missing the first eight games of 2015 due to his fireworks accident.
Despite Paul’s eight-year tenure with the NY Giants being full of ups and downs, most fans of the team remember how dominant he was in his prime, recognizing just how important he was to the NY Giants 2011 Super Bowl victory.