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The Five Best Running Backs in the History of the Giants

In the rich history of the New York Giants the franchise has had a ton of top notch running backs, some of which are still beloved by fans of the G-Men.

When you look at the numbers, there’s been some impressive stats by some of these top Giants running backs, and if you look here and below you can see how the Giants have had some great running backs including one right now in rising star Saquon Barkley, who by the time it’s all said and done likely will be at the very top of the list.

Today we run down the top five of the best of all time for the Giants when it comes to rushing the football!

5. Ahmad Bradshaw 2007-2012

While the Giants were winning two Super Bowls as massive underdogs to the Patriots, their leading rusher for those two history making years was Ahmad Bradshaw.

His career in New York didn’t get off to a very good start, as he fumbled twice on kickoff returns in his first two games.

He eventually found his stride, and by the time his time in New York was done he ran for 4232 with 32 scores.

4. Brandon Jacobs 2005-2013

The bruising Jacobs was undervalued as a solid running back for the G-Men for eight seasons, rushing for a total of 5087 yards and 60 scores.

Jacobs was a house, standing 6’4″ and weighing 264 pounds. He also ran the 100 meters in 10.82 seconds and the 200 meters in 21.59 seconds

He’s one of the best backs that Giants fans never seem to talk about.

3. Joe Morris 1982-1988

Never the biggest guy on the field (at times actually the smallest) Morris was a fan favorite for his grit and determination during his time with the Giants.

The 5-foot-7 running back was a key member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI in 1987. He rushed for 67 yards, caught four passes for 20 yards, and scored a touchdown in the game.

He averaged four yards a carry in his career and scored 50 times, not bad for a guy who many thought never would.

2. Rodney Hampton 1990-1997

Getting in Hampton’s way was not a good idea, as shown over and over again when defenders would end up on the ground as Hampton would rush over them.

The running back ran for 6897 yards and 49 scores during his time with the Giants, and in 104 games he put up 3.8 yards per carry.

Hampton was part of a big 1-2 punch that won Super Bowl XXV.

1. Tiki Barber 1997-2006

The best running back in Giants history has to be Tiki Barber, who during his tenure ran for 10449 yards, 55 scores, and put up 4.7 yards per carry.

Barber was a weapon every time he touched the ball, and there’s no question that Giants fans to this day that wear his number 21 remember how good he was and how the team thrived when he was at his best.


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