After nine seasons with the New York Giants, the longtime defensive captain signed a two-year deal to join the Oakland Raiders. But he wasn’t going to leave East Rutherford without saying goodbye to all of his faithful fans.
On Sunday, the 30-year-old defensive end purchased an ad in the New York Daily News to give thanks to all those who supported him during his successful tenure in the New York-New Jersey area.
Tuck registered 60 1/2 sacks and was a member of two Super Bowl championship teams during his nine-year Giants career. He was among the team’s most popular players throughout that time, due to his performance on the field as well as his actions off it. Tuck is extremely active in charity work and runs his own R.U.S.H. for Literacy foundation, which seeks to encourage children to read.
In terms of character, Tuck is one of the classiest to ever suit up for the Giants. Though he may be a Raider now, diehard fans will always view him as a Giant for life.