Ranking the Top 5 quarterbacks in NY Giants history

NY Giants, Eli Manning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The NY Giants have had some fantastic quarterbacks suit up for the team. While there may not be a large quantity of QBs to play for the Giants, the quality at the position is what makes the NY Giants so special.

Whether they be a Super Bowl champion, MVP, or Hall of Famer, there have been some standouts who have really proven their haters wrong over the years. With that, they’ve of course made Big Blue supporters quite happy. With that being said, here are the top five QBs in NY Giants history:

5. Frank Tarkenton (1967-1971)

Accolades: four-time Pro Bowler, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

While Fran Tarkenton may not have had the longest career with the NY Giants, only playing with the team for five seasons, he was a truly special talent during his time with the team. However, the lack of success and longevity with the team is what hurt his chances of being higher on the list.

During his tenure with the NY Giants, Tarkenton would start 69 games. In these games he would throw for 13,905 yards and 103 TDs – not bad for the era he played in.

Tarkenton was a very talented player for his time. However, during his stay with the NY Giants, he would not see much success: posting a win/loss record of 33-36.

Regardless, the level of play Tarkenton displayed during his short tenure with the team was quite special, being enough to earn him the right to be the number five spot on the list.