Accorsi was the Giants' general manager from 1998-2006 after serving as an assistant under George Young for four seasons. In Accorsi's nine years as G.M., the Giants won two NFC East titles, earned four postseason berths, and advanced to Super Bowl XXXV. He was instrumental in hiring two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin. Accorsi made the most significant trade in Giants history when he acquired Eli Manning in a draft day deal in 2004. Manning led the Giants to a pair of Super Bowl victories and is without peer among quarterbacks in Giants history. Accorsi also brought in several other key players to the team that won Super Bowl XLII, including Antonio Pierce, Osi Umenyiora, and Plaxico Burress.
Jan 01, 2015 at 12:25 AM