Michael Strahan says Giants are retiring his No. 92 jersey

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Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan said Monday night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that his former team is planning to retire his No. 92 jersey.

Yeah, they are,” Strahan confirmed when asked by Fallon if that was indeed happening. “It’s going to be really emotional.”

Strahan played for the Giants for 15 seasons in constructed a resume that earned him induction into the Hall of Fame in 2014. He stills holds the NFL record for sacks in season with 22.5 sacks recorded in 2001, which earned for NFL Defensive Players of the Year honors. He was a four-time first-team All-Pro and selected to the Pro Bowl seven times. He led the league in sacks in both 2001 and 2003.

Strahan was talking about Friday’s retirement by Giants quarterback Eli Manning and the team’s decision to retire his No. 10 jersey before confirming the news of his own jersey retirement.

“He’s a great guy and I think he deserves everything that’s coming his way,” Strahan said of Manning. “His jersey being retired, hopefully induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, two Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVPs. I mean the guy is a great, great friend, man, so I’m happy for Eli to retire the way he wanted to.”

Strahan’s No. 92 would become the 13th different number retired by the Giants in honor of 14 former players. Ward Cuff and Y.A. Tittle share the history of the No. 14 jersey while Ray Flaherty (No. 1), Tuffy Leemans (No. 4), Mel Hein (No. 7), Phil Simms (No. 11), Frank Gifford (No. 16), Al Blozis (No. 32), Joe Morrison (No. 40), Charlie Conerly (No. 42), Ken Strong (No. 50), Lawrence Taylor (No. 56) and Manning fill out the slate of retired numbers for the team.

15 responses to “Michael Strahan says Giants are retiring his No. 92 jersey

  1. Well deserved to the NFL’s sack leader*.

    What an amazing effort to compile 21.5 sacks and then have Brett Favre intentionally fall down in the final game to get him the record.

    A true accomplishment!*

  2. “What an amazing effort to compile 21.5 sacks and then have Brett Favre intentionally fall down in the final game to get him the record.”

    Prove it. Anyone? Any evidence at all? Anything? Let’s see it. If not then maybe shut up?

  3. Strahan deserved this awhile ago. He shouldn’t be sharing the spotlight with Eli. I love Eli and he deserves it more than Simms but Strahan is an all time great.

    PS: And…If Tiki Barber had kept his mouth shut and played 2 more years, he’d be in the HOF and #21 would also be retired. I watched Joe Morrison and I know what he meant. Barber overcame the fumbles and exceeded expectations. He was great. Unfortunately he is/was his own worst enemy.

  4. tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    January 28, 2020 at 7:29 am
    Strahan is a good dude.
    I’ll never forget the 6 sack game by Umenyioura against the Eagles though.

    _____________

    Against a back-up LT , Justice, who looked lost and got no help (TE Chips/RB’s etc). No adjustments by Philly. Embarrassing. I’m a Giant’s fan and I felt bad for Justice. So did Osi in a follow up interview.

  5. Long time fans understand he is not the sack Leader, Harvey Martin is 23 sacks in 1977. The NFL only started using sacks as stat latter on.

  6. the NFL didn’t start keeping sack stats until 1982 I believe but many are sure if they kept sack stats from the 60s then David Deacon Jones would of been sack leader by far as some experts say Deacon Jones had well over 350 sacks but there from 4 was all hall famers they were called the Fearsome Foursome.

  7. mpcny says:
    January 28, 2020 at 12:35 pm
    Long time fans understand he is not the sack Leader, Harvey Martin is 23 sacks in 1977. The NFL only started using sacks as stat latter on.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    Deacon Jones had 28 one year.

    And it really doesn’t matter. Michael was a great Player, a Top NY GIANT and he deserves this honor.

    That’s what it is about.

    Not your whining and nit-picking.

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