The NY Giants are one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports. After all, they have four Super Bowl title victories, which is the fifth most among all NFL teams. Not only do they have the titles, but they also have legends. Now all fans love Eli Manning and Phill Simms, but what about the other greats?
Throughout their history, the Giants have had some players who were sensational to watch, but didn't get the love and respect they deserved. In this piece, we're taking a look at the five most underappreciated players to ever don a Big Blue jersey:
5. OL Shaun O'Hara
Shaun O'Hara only played seven seasons with the G-Men, but he made a significant impact during those years. The stud center rarely missed time during his stint in New York, as he started all 16 games four times, and only missed one game in 2006. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Not only was the New Jersey native selected to multiple Pro Bowls, but he also played a huge role in the 2007 Super Bowl season. Without O'Hara, the Giants might've not won the title.
Almost all NFL fans remember the helmet catch by David Tyree, and that doesn't happen unless the Giants center didn't pull a desperate move out of his back pocket. Richard Seymour and the New England Patriots defensive line was bringing the pressure to Eli Manning.
O'Hara realized the hell Manning was being put through by the undefeated defense, and he was determined to protect his QB at all costs. When Manning was scrambling to find someone open, O'Hara was there to help him find some extra time. It was one of the countless memorable plays he recorded for the team.