2016 New York Giants regular season award winners
Dec 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) stiff arms Dallas Cowboys safety Jeff Heath (38) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There were several New York Giants that had great and breakout seasons in 2016. It’s time to acknowledge those players for their accomplishments.

A fun ride for the New York Giants has reached its conclusion and while these folks didn’t get a Super Bowl to cap it off, there are still those deserving of recognition.

Here are our 2016 regular season awards for Big Blue:

Offensive MVP: Odell Beckham Jr.

This was an easy selection as OBJ once again showed why he’s one of the best receivers in the league. He was third in the NFL in receptions (101), third in receiving yards (1,367) and scored 10 touchdowns.

Defensive MVP: Landon Collins

Collins had a tremendous jump from his rookie year finishing the lead with a team-leading 125 tackles, had five interceptions, four sacks and made his first Pro Bowl team. The second-round pick out of Alabama was one of the candidates for Defensive Player of the Year.


Special Teams Player of the Year: Brad Wing

Wing averaged 46.2 yards per punt, and 28 of his punts were inside the 20-yard line en route to being named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in weeks 14 & 15.

Rookie of the Year: Sterling Shepard

Shepard established himself as a reliable second receiving option to Odell Beckham Jr. He was second on the team in receptions (65), yards (683) and touchdowns (8).

Best free agent: Janoris Jenkins & Damon Harrison

Jenkins and Harrison were equally important in the Giants improving from last in total defense in 2015 to tenth in 2016. Jenkins established himself as a shutdown corner and earned his first Pro Bowl, while Harrison showed why he’s the best defensive tackle against the run and was named to the All-Pro team.


Mr. Versatile: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Rodgers-Cromartie’s ability to play on the outside and slot corner was invaluable to the Giants defense. He led the team with six interceptions and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week in week 17.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.