The New York Giants won their second Super Bowl in four years this past season. As would be the case for any team, it is fair to assume their hope for a repeat is high atop their priority list for the upcoming NFL season.
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck confirmed that assumption at the team’s Super Bowl ring ceremony, stating how the world champions would, of course, like to make it a dynasty.
For that to happen, Tuck and his teammates would have to acquire their third Lombardi Trophy in six seasons—not an easy accomplishment by any means.
Of course, the team’s aspirations will weigh heavily on the shoulders of Tuck, Eli Manning, Pro Bowl cornerback Corey Webster and the dynamic duo of Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. But—as with any team—it will be the “unsung heroes” who lift the Giants to monumental heights in a manner often overlooked despite its outstanding impact.
Here is a look at five players who could fill the role as under-appreciated yet valuable commodities while helping to cement a Giants dynasty in the NFL.