The New York Giants are doing a top 100 players list to celebrate their 100th season. Here’s how they describe the process:

In celebration of the Giants’ 100th season, an independent committee of award-winning journalists, NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame executives, and superfans have ranked the Giants’ Top 100 Players. The countdown begins July 9th. Presented by Bud Light. The “Top 100 Players” Committee: Bob Papa (Chair), Pete Abitante, Ernie Accorsi, Judy Battista, John Berti, Linda Cohn, Vinny DiTrani, Bob Glauber, Joe Horrigan, Jay Horwitz, Peter King, Gary Myers, Paul Schwartz, George Willis.

Looks like they’re doing 10 guys at a time until the full list is revealed. Same thing the NFL does every summer.

Here’s the first 10:

How much recency bias do you think factored into Saquon being ranked 95th? Barkley leaves for a bitter division rival in free agency. Of course it had to have played a role. You’d have to be incensed and not thinking straight to rank Saquon this low. The “superfan” group probably consisted of License Plate Guy, Copizzle, and the guy who punched a hole in his wall after the Eagles drafted DeVonta Smith. That guy sends his lawyers after us every time we post the video because it was “stolen from his phone and posted without his permission” or something along those lines. I’d have to go back into the inbox and double check. Anyway here are some things Saquon did as a Giant, some of these points taken straight from the website blurb:

  • 2018 Rookie of the Year
  • Giants’ rookie record for rushing yards (1,307)
  • 2018 NFL leader in scrimmage yards (2,208)
  • 288 receptions, 2,100 yards, and 12 receiving TDs over 74 career games
  • first Giant to rush for at least 1,000 yards in his first two seasons
  • franchise record 279 scrimmage yards in a single game
  • rebounded from serious injury to run for a career-high 1,312 yards and make the Pro Bowl in 2022
  • 4th all time in Giants rushing yards (5,211)
  • 6th all time in Giants rushing TDs (35)
  • only committed 6 fumbles in 1,201 rushing attempts
  • 33rd all time in Giants receiving yards, third highest among RBs (Tiki Barber, Dave Meggett)
  • 12th-most targets all time
  • 21st-most points in franchise history (288)

So on and so forth. You’d be hard-pressed to find 94 better players in Giants history, though like all of these lists, the criteria is vague or perhaps nonexistent. It simply says “top 100 players,” so people can make up their own parameters along the way. It is somewhat funny that Lawrence fucking Tynes is there at 91. He made some big kicks on title-winning teams, so that’s why he gets the nod. I can’t wait to the rest of the list.

God willing, Saquon runs for 300 yards and 3 TD against the Giants this season. Daniel Jones stumbles over his own feet in the open field while the G Men go 7-10.