Most people would have you believe that Phil Simms is the best quarterback in franchise history. That's not true.
While he did lead the Giants to their first ever Super Bowl win, there was a better player back in the 40s and 50s that should get the title of GOAT.
His name was Charlie Conerly.
Now, looking at the stats, you wouldn't agree with me, but you have to take in to account the era that each of these guys played in. By the time the 1980s rolled around, we had much more complex offenses and it is commonly known as the era of the quarterback.
Simms was never an elite quarterback of his time, whereas Conerly was one of the best back then.
Simms only finished in the top five in passing touchdowns once, passing yards twice, and passer rating three times, whereas Conerly accomplished those feats seven, two, and seven times, respectively.
They each made the Pro Bowl twice and each led their team to one NFL championship. Ironically, neither won the AP NFL MVP award, which is the main recognized award, but both were given the National Enterprise Association MVP award.
However, Conerly gets the edge since he led his team to three title games in four seasons and was an unquestioned leader on that team. On a team full of Hall of Famers, there was little doubt who the captain was.
The Giants team of the 80s and early 90s were a dominant defensive team and Phil Simms was never asked to do too much. The fact that Jeff Hostetler was able to step right in and lead the Giants to their second Super Bowl win after Simms got hurt doesn't look good.
So while Simms will always be a favorite among fans and one of the better quarterbacks in Giants history, he's not the best.