On Monday, the New York Giants revealed the seven players that will be team captains for the 2019 season.
Prior to the team practicing on Monday morning, the New York Giants voted seven players to be their team captains for the 2019 season.
Head coach Pat Shurmur spoke about what went into naming the team captains.
“The players voted on who they want to be their captains, and I am in total agreement with them. They chose wisely. This is our official leadership, but there are many players on the team who have shown the ability to lead in their own way.”
Here are the Giants players that will have a C on their jerseys this season.
Our 2019 team captains! #GiantsPride
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 2, 2019
Eli Manning– This was a no brainer as Manning will be one of the team’s captains for the 13th consecutive season. Not only is Manning one of the greatest Giants of all-time, but he’s also been one of the classiest and sets an example of how a captain should act.
Saquon Barkley– The 22-year-old star running back is mature beyond his years and exudes what you want from a captain on and off the field. This will be the first of many seasons in which Barkley will be one of the captains.
Nate Solder– Solder is entering his second season with Big Blue and has become the leader of the offensive line.
Alec Ogletree- This is Ogletree second season with the Giants, and the second season he’s been voted one of the captains. The coaches and players trust him to be the quarterback of the defense and help mentor the young players.
Antoine Bethea– One of the key free agent acquisitions this offseason, the 35-year-old Bethea brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. He will help mentor a secondary that has three rookies.
Michael Thomas- Thomas was the Giants nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award and was named to the Pro Bowl last season. Not only is he a valuable member of special teams, but he’s also a key contributor to the defense.
Zak DeOssie– This was another expected selection as this will be the ninth consecutive season that DeOssie has been named a captain. He and Manning are the only players remaining from the Giants Super Bowl 42 & 46 teams.