With the calendar flipped to July, Giants.com asks 22 important questions leading up to the start of the 2022 training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
For 22 days, a member of the Giants.com crew will answer one question about the roster, coaching staff, schedule, and much more.
No. 19: Who will be the Giants' Special Teams MVP?
Matt Citak: Cam Brown almost got the nod here, as his play on special teams over his first two seasons in the NFL has been nothing short of great. He saw significant snaps on five special teams units last season, including 563 snaps across kickoff return, kickoff coverage, punt return, punt coverage and field goal/extra point block, and finished with nine solo special teams tackles. But the answer to this question had to be kicker Graham Gano.
The veteran kicker has converted on 60 of 65 field goal attempts (92.3 percent) over the last two years, with four of the misses coming from 50+ yards. He has been nearly automatic on extra points as well, making 38 of 40 attempts (95.0 percent). His 96.9 field goal percentage on 32 attempts during the 2020 season ranked third in the NFL, as his only miss came from 50+ yards out.
Gano has been one of the NFL's most accurate kickers over the last four years, finishing two separate seasons with a field goal conversion percentage north of 96.0 percent. With Thomas McGaughey and Casey Kreiter also returning, Gano should feel plenty comfortable in the special teams meeting room this year, which hopefully will translate to continued success on the field.
The New York Giants are bringing back their classic blue uniforms from the '80s and '90s for two Legacy Games presented by Quest during the 2022 season.