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Ernie Accorsi

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New York Giants draft pick Eli Manning holds up his new Giants jersey as he poses with coach Tom Coughlin, left, and general manager Ernie Accorsi Saturday, April 24, 2004, in East Rutherford, N.J. The San Diego Chargers chose Manning with the No. 1 pick overall and the Giants swapped their No. 4 pick, quarterback Philip Rivers, and draft picks for Manning. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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.

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