New York Giants Hall of Fame outside linebacker Lawrence Taylor has officially been named to the NFL All-Time Team.
Being that it’s the 100th season of the NFL, we all have the privilege of witnessing the formation of the All-Time Team. On Friday, the first New York Giant was added to the squad, and it’s none other than the legendary Lawrence Taylor.
The Giants took upon the notion to praise their Hall of Fame outside linebacker via their official Twitter account.
The one and only
LT named to the #NFL100 All-Time Team 🐐
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 30, 2019
At a roundtable discussion for the All-Time Team, former Giants defensive coordinator and current New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had the opportunity to praise LT.
“I had the honor of coaching the greatest defensive football player in the history of the game…One of the things I love about you two guys [referring to LT and Ray Lewis], both of you, is the pride you had in the front-seven in stopping the run. You told the defensive backs ‘just stay back, we’ll take care of the running game. Just stay out of the way, cover the pass. We’ll handle the running game.’ That attitude is so powerful defensively.”
Taylor, 60, played for the Giants from 1981-93. Belichick was with the organization from 1980-90, working as a linebackers/special teams coach from 1980-84 and as the defensive coordinator from 1985-90.
There was no doubt LT was going to be selected to the All-Time Team. When you have a player that went to 10 Pro Bowls, was a nine-time First-team All-Pro, and an MVP, his selection was essentially a given.