The honor for Gillan meant the Giants finish the season with back-to-back winners of the weekly special teams honor. Punt returner Gunner Olszewski received the award in Week 17 after returning a punt 94 yards for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams.
Gillan, nicknamed ‘The Scottish Hammer,’ punted five times against the Eagles, with four of those being downed inside the 20-yard line. He averaged 45.6 yards per punt, with a net average of 44.0. His longest punt was 55 yards.
Gillan led the NFC with a career-high 35 of his 95 punts downed inside the 20-yard line this season, 36.8%. He also set a career best with an average of 42.2 net yards per punt. Just 4.2% of his punts went for touchbacks, after 12.2% touchbacks in 2022.
Gillan was one of three Giants to be honored as a player of the week in 2023. Quarterback Tommy DeVito was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Giants to a Monday night victory against Green Bay on Dec. 11 (Week 14).