2016 Bracket Challenge: Phil Simms vs. Mark Ingram
QB Phil Simms
College: Morehead State
Playing his entire 15-year career with the Giants, Phil Simms set franchise records for pass attempts (4,647), completions (2,576), yards (33,462) and touchdowns (199). He was 95-64 (.597) as a regular season starter and 6-4 in the playoffs. But Simms is best remembered for his almost flawless performance in leading the Giants to victory in Super Bowl XXI. He completed 22 of 25 passes – including all 10 of his throws in the second half – for 268 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 39-20 rout of the Denver Broncos. In one of the easiest votes in history, he was selected the game's Most Valuable Player.
View photos of Super Bowl XXI MVP and Ring of Honor inductee Phil Simms through the years.
WR Mark Ingram
College: Michigan State
Drafted a year after the Giants won their first Super Bowl, Mark Ingram would help them get another title four years later in Super Bowl XXV. Ingram played 76 regular-season games for the Giants from 1987-1992, finishing his Big Blue career with 136 receptions for 2,211 yards and 11 touchdowns. Ingram is best known for his third-down conversion in Super Bowl XXV when he caught a short pass and broke five Buffalo tackles to get the first down on the opening drive of the second half. Ingram led all players, including future Hall of Famer Andre Reed of the Bills, with 74 yards receiving in the game.
Photos of WR Mark Ingram's career with the Giants