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3 Greatest Quarterbacks in Giants History

Zach Brunner
Three greatest quarterbacks in Giants history.
Three greatest quarterbacks in Giants history. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images
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Despite their recent struggles, the New York Giants are a team with deep football history. Winning multiple Super Bowls, the franchise has featured some great teams and even better players. One of the positions where the Giants have had some big names is at quarterback.

These are the three greatest quarterbacks in Giants history.

3. Y.A. Tittle (1961-64)

Y.A. Tittle led the league in touchdowns in half of his Giants seasons.
Y.A. Tittle led the league in touchdowns in half of his Giants seasons. / Robert Riger/Getty Images

Despite only playing for the team for four seasons at the end of his 17-year career, Y.A. Tittle is still one of the best quarterbacks in Giants history. In these four seasons, Tittle led the team to a 32-13-3 record, leading the team to three straight championship appearances and being voted to three Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams. He led the league in touchdowns two of the years and had a 7.3 percent touchdown rate over his four years, throwing for 96 touchdowns.

2. Phil Simms (1979-93)

Phil Simms won a Super Bowl MVP with the Giants.
Phil Simms won a Super Bowl MVP with the Giants. / Rick Stewart/Getty Images

Phil Simms played his entire career for the Giants, being named the MVP of Super Bowl XXI. He put up a 95-64 record across his 159 career starts. In these games, he passed for 33,462 yards (No. 2 in Giants history), 199 touchdowns (No. 2), and he led the team to five double-digit-win seasons.

1. Eli Manning (2004-19)

Eli Manning won two Super Bowl MVPs over the Patriots.
Eli Manning won two Super Bowl MVPs over the Patriots. / Rob Carr/Getty Images

Eli Manning is the greatest quarterback in Giants football history. He is the franchise leader in both passing yards (57,023) and touchdowns (366), but his accolades go far beyond the stats. Eli has two Super Bowl MVPs to his name, both in wins over the New England Patriots dynasty. Despite the unwillingness to play for the San Diego Chargers, which forced the draft day trade, he showed an undying loyalty to the Giants, through his highs and lows.


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