The New York Giants returned from their bye on Monday and held their first full team practice on Wednesday, which came with a pretty interesting and unique twist.
In something we can not recall ever seeing before, several Giants players were allowed to practice wearing the jerseys of those who had been enshrined in the Ring of Honor.
Quarterback Colt McCoy donned the No. 16 jersey belonging to Frank Gifford, while cornerback Jarren Williams wore Mel Hein’s No. 7 and rookie linebacker Carter Coughlin wore Lawrence Taylor’s forever infamous No. 56.
Offensive lineman Chad Slade also wore Chris Snee’s No. 76 and defensive lineman David Moa wore George Martin’s No. 75.
QB Colt McCoy wearing a black 16 Frank Gifford jersey today. I think CB Jarren Williams in a black 7 Mel Hein. OLB Carter Coughlin in a black 56 LT. As the practice players of the week from Eagles week, they got to pick a practice jersey number from the #Giants’ Ring of Honor. pic.twitter.com/uthmj4HtGD
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) November 25, 2020
Colt McCoy is rocking a Frank Gifford jersey at practice today 🙏 pic.twitter.com/r5J7XaAgcF
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) November 25, 2020
Only a specific group of players — “Scout Team Players of the Week” — were eligible to wear these unique jerseys and it’s safe to say they all made solid choices.
This is just another clever way head coach Joe Judge educates his players on the history of the New York Giants and incorporates that history into everyday life in East Rutherford.