Bavaro started in all 16 regular season games as a rookie for the Giants, but it was in his second season with New York that his presence was really felt. In that second season, the 1986 regular season, Bavaro nabbed 66 passes for a very impressive 1,001 yards. Any time a tight end surpasses 1,000 yards, it makes people take notice.
In the playoffs following the 1986 season, Bavaro caught two touchdown passes for the Giants, including one in Super Bowl XXI, to help the Giants earn their first Super Bowl Championship.
Over six seasons spent with New York, Bavaro caught 266 passes for 3,722 yards and 28 touchdowns. During that time, he became one of the all-time fan favorites in Giants' history.