2. Phil Simms (1979-1993)
Accolades: two-time Pro Bowler, two-time Super Bowl Champion, one-time Super Bowl MVP
After being selected No. 7 overall in the 1979 NFL Draft, it seemed as if Phil Simms was destined for greatness right off the bat. While he may not have had the most statistically impressive career, the way Simms performed when it mattered most is what set him apart from most QBs during his time.
During his 14-season career with the NY Giants, Simms would throw for 33,462 yards, 199 TDs, and 157 interceptions, starting 159 games and winning two Super Bowls in the process. Simms would not start during the NY Giants second Super Bowl victory, though, after going down with a foot injury during a Week 14 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.
The Giants would eventually get their payback in the Super Bowl after they took the Bills down 20-19. Despite missing the second of his two Super Bowl victories, the way Simms played during their 1986 playoff run was truly special. In three games played that postseason, Simms would throw for 494 yards, 8 TDs, and 0 interceptions. He not only defeated the Denver Broncos 39-20 in the Super Bowl, but he also won Super Bowl MVP.
When he retired, Simms was undoubtedly the greatest QB in NY Giants history, as not only was he responsible for the NY Giants first Super Bowl win, but Simms was also the holder of almost every NY Giants passing record.