They say youth is indispensable in professional football, yet age still seems to come before beauty.
The Giants delicately balanced a veteran presence with young, raw athleticism to bring home the hardware in 2012. And while Big Blue received huge contributions from youngsters like Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul, their maturity and experience are what helped propel their implausible Super Bowl run.
Ultimately, New York's future shines bright because of their promising youth, but if the team cannot transition and find a way to smoothly phase out aging stars, the Giants will encounter trouble both on the gridiron and in the payroll.
Here's a look at a handful of veterans that the G-Men should cut ties with sooner rather than later.