3. DE Michael Strahan
Accolades: seven-time Pro Bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro, two-time second-team All-Pro, NY Giants all time tackles leader, NFL single-season sack record holder, 2007 Super Bowl Champion, 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Hall of Fame All-2000s team, Hall of Famer
Throughout the history of the Giants, there are few players who were more exciting to watch than Michael Strahan. Not only was he excellent on the field, but his trash talk and attitude made for some truly exciting moments.
In his prime, there may not have been a more feared player on defense. Strahan's 22.5-sack season in 2001 is a record that still stands to this day. Some have tied, but it's yet to be broken and it will probably be a while before we see it be beaten.
If Strahan didn't have a slowish start to his career he very well could have pushed into the number two spot. However, in his prime, there's no doubt he's a top-three Giant ever. What he brought game in and game out couldn't be replaced. Not only did Strahan win the Super Bowl in 2007, but he was also a huge piece of the Giants' Super Bowl run in 2000.
Strahan was nothing less than excellent in both runs. In 2000, he racked up 4.5 sacks, 12 tackles, and a forced fumble in three playoff games. Alongside 2007, where at age 36 he tallied two sacks, 19 tackles, two forced fumbles, and three tackles for loss in the postseason. What a player and a true NY legend.