New York Giants top three players of the 2010s

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3. Jason Pierre-Paul (JPP)

You down with JPP? YEAH, YOU KNOW ME! Jason Pierre-Paul was a monster for the New York Giants from 2010 through 2017. Over his eight-year tenure, there was not a more impactful defender for Big Blue than JPP. There wasn’t a defensive lineman for the franchise that was equally effective in the run game and rushing the quarterback since Michael Strahan, hung up his spikes. And there hasn’t been once since JPP.

As a member of the Giants, he amassed 432 tackles, 87 tackles for loss, 58.5 sacks, 109 quarterback hits, 13 forced fumbles, seven fumbles recovered, two interceptions, and three defensive touchdowns. He was first-team All-Pro in 2011 and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2011 and 2012. The former standout at the University of South Florida also led the team in sacks four times. Pierre-Paul accomplished all this while only starting 85 out of 111 games (76.5 percent).

Though health was a major factor in creating this list and JPP did miss 17 games due to injury during his stay in New York. Of course, the big injury was the fireworks incident of 2015 which cost the dominating pass rusher two-and-a-half fingers on his right hand.

Like the warrior he is, JPP eventually came back to be a force for the G-Men. It just makes the fact that he was able to achieve all of the above achievements and make his mark on the franchise even more impressive.