NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Chris Snee already has a spot reserved for him in the New York Giants’ Ring of Honor.
The two-time Super Bowl champ retired Monday after 10 seasons on New York’s offensive line. Now it’s a matter of when, not if, his name will be added alongside the franchise greats at MetLife Stadium.
“I already told him,” Giants co-owner John Mara said. “We just have to figure out a date. He’s definitely going up there.”
Mara acknowledged it’s uncommon to inform a player of that type of honor on Day 1 of retirement.
“It doesn’t happen very often, but you don’t get very many Chris Snees,” he said.
Snee was emotional during a press conference announcing his decision. And he said he’ll “be a mess again” when he’s inducted to the Ring of Honor.
“That was special,” Snee said. “That was just another class act by this organization.”
In the end, the 32-year-old guard said a series of hip, elbow and wrist issues forced him to realize he couldn’t take the grind — or help his team — anymore.
“I’m honored to be called a Giant, and will forever be so,” Snee told WFAN radio on Monday. “This was a decision I had to make.”