For as long as he has been an NFL player, Justin Tuck has always been a part of the New York Giants organization. After being drafted by the Giants in the third round of 2005 NFL draft out of the University of Notre Dame, Tuck has played his entire nine year career as member of Big Blue.
That though will change when the 2014 season starts as Tuck will be a member of the Oakland Raiders after signing a two-year deal with the silver and black in free agency two weeks ago. The Giants did not make a concerted effort to keep him, at least in Tuck's mind, and he has even stated that the contract offer the Giants gave him was "pathetic." Those comments though weren't the ones Tuck wanted to leave on from his time in New York. Instead Tuck made his last act on leaving New York by thanking the Giant fans.
Tuck took out a full page ad in the New York Daily News this past weekend to say thank you to all the Giant fans for supporting him over the past nine years. In the ad, Tuck thanked the Giants fans for all the memories he made for his time with the Giants. Tuck in the ad said to the fans that the memories he made were "Truly incredible, and will not be forgotten".
In his nine years with the Giants, Tuck registered 60.5 sacks and helped the Giants win two Super Bowl championships. With Tuck now gone, the Giants defensive line will now be led by Jason Pierre-Paul and fans will now get a chance to see if second year players Jonathan Hankins and Damontre Moore will be the next line of great Giant defensive lineman. As for Tuck, his time in New York has come to a close for now, but the memories he has made for nine years with Giant fans will never be forgotten.