5 most underappreciated NY Giants of all time

These Giants players gave their hearts and souls for the team

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2. RB Tiki Barber

Can someone please explain to me how Tiki Barber isn't in the Hall of Fame? Now I know the year after he retired the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl, but just look at this guy's numbers. He would literally carry the team at points, and it's just bad luck he retired a season too early.

His numbers are insane. Barber put up at least 1,200 rushing yards in each of his last five seasons. Before hanging up his cleats, he tallied 1,622 rushing yards. I didn't even mention his receiving stats yet. The three-time Pro Bowler had six seasons with at least 500 receiving yards.

Barber ranks first in rushing yards for the Giants, with 10,449. Second on that list is Rodney Hampton with less than 7,000. Not only is the former Virginia Tech RB one of the best running backs in Giants history, but he is also one of the best players.

He was a complete back, and for sure would've made the road to the 2007 Super Bowl much easier if he stayed. Not everything works out the way we want it to, though, but Barber was undoubtedly an animal on the field.

In 2005, Barber put up a case for the NFL MVP award, but finished fourth in voting that year. His numbers certainly screamed MVP, as he rushed for 1,860 yards and had 530 receiving yards. On top of all that, he also recorded 11 total touchdowns. He's an NY legend, no doubt about that.