It’s going to be a busy season of pregame and halftime ceremonies for the New York Giants in 2021.
The Giants will be retiring the jersey of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning on October 26 and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Super Bowl XLVI team on October 17.
But that’s not all.
On Wednesday, the Giants announced that retired defensive end Michael Strahan will have his No. 92 retired on November 28th prior to their game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
When Strahan went to work at Good Morning America on Wednesday morning, he had no idea what would transpire. He was promptly surprised by three of his closest teammates throughout his career — Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Jessie Armstead, all of whom were wearing No. 92 jerseys.
Manning and Tuck were, of course, Strahan’s teammates when Big Blue took down the undefeated New England Patriots in the greatest upset in Super Bowl history.
Armstead was Strahan’s teammate during the earlier part of his career. They played in Super Bowl XXXV together where the Giants unfortunately fell short against the Baltimore Ravens.
Although the surprise was plenty for Strahan, he also had support shown on twitter.
I love jumping out of Crates. https://t.co/6nA4WQGTA5
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) September 1, 2021
The Best! Congrats Michael. 🙌🏼💪🏼 https://t.co/pZPdZSUmyJ
— 𝗟𝗮𝘄𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗧𝘆𝗻𝗲𝘀 (@lt4kicks) September 1, 2021
Congrats @michaelstrahan 👏 A great honor for a great Giants and Jay Fund teammate! https://t.co/qw53O1E9FD
— Tom Coughlin Jay Fund (@tcjayfund) September 1, 2021
Strahan is already in the Giants’ Ring of Honor and now it’s official that no Giant will ever wear No. 92 again. A well-deserved achievement by the former Super Bowl champion and single-season sack record holder.