Wide receiver is next up as we close in on completing our Big Blue View All-Time Giants Team.
This should be an interesting vote, as we have well-known players from a variety of eras to choose from. The top two vote-getters will be named to the team.
So, here are your nominees.
Amani Toomer -- Never thought of as a superstar, or a game-changing receiver, but he is -- statistically -- the best receiver in Giants' history. Straight from Giants.com, here is just some of the Toomer bio.
- Toomer holds franchise records for catches (620), receiving yards (8,917), touchdown catches (50) and 100-yard receiving games (22).
- Toomer has 34 more receptions than runner-up Tiki Barber (586) and 3,483 more yards than former record-holder Frank Gifford (5,434).
- Toomer also holds the Giants postseason records for reception (42), yards (582) and touchdowns (7). No one else in Giants playoff history has more than 3 postseason touchdown receptions (Bavaro and Gifford).
- Toomer is 2nd in Giants history with 10,344 total yards (Barber is 1st with 17,359)…In addition to his receiving yards, Toomer has 1,060 yards on punt returns, 257 yards on kickoff returns and 110 yards rushing.
- Before injuring his knee in 2006, Toomer had caught at least 50 passes in 7 consecutive seasons and had at least 700 receiving yards in 6 of the previous 8 years, including 5 in a row with more than 1,000 yards. No other Giant in history has more than 3 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
- From 1999-2002, he became the 1st receiver in team history to catch at least 70 passes in 4 consecutive seasons.
- Has the 3 highest single-season reception totals in team history: 82 in 2002, 79 in 1999 and 78 in 2000.
Homer Jones -- An explosive speedster, Jones averaged 22.3 yards per catch in a 7-year career from 1964-70. He spent the first six of those seasons with the Giants, and name to two Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team.
Del Shofner -- Spent the final seven of his 11 NFL seasons with the Giants in a career that went from 1957-67. He made the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams his first three seasons with New York, and caught more than 60 passes twice.
Plaxico Burress -- Honestly, I'm not sure Plax has done enough yet to belong here. He has only been a Giant for three seasons, but he does has two 70+catch seasons, 29 touchdowns and a Super Bowl-winning touchdown catch. I think he COULD be an all-time Giants great, but I personally don't think he should be looked at that way yet. We will see how you guys feel.
Kyle Rote -- Had an even 300 catches and 48 touchdowns in an 11-year Giants career from 1951-61. Made the Pro Bowl four times.
Joe Morrison -- One of the best and most versatile players in Giants history, even if most of his career was wasted in the Wilderness Years. Morrison played flanker, halfback and fullback. Totaled 7467 yards rushing and receiving in his career. Caught 395 passes for 47 touchdowns and ran for 18 more touchdowns in 14-year career from 1959-73. I doubt Morrison will win a receiver spot here, or one of the two running back slots. Giants fans who saw Morrison, though, likely feel like I do -- that there ought to be a way to get this guy on the team.
As always, vote in the poll. You have until next Thursday.
Who should be the wide receivers on our Big Blue View All-Time Giants Team?
Amani Toomer (50 votes)
Homer Jones (12 votes)
Del Shofner (7 votes)
Kyle Rote (10 votes)
Plaxico Burress (9 votes)
Joe Morrison (7 votes)
95 total votes