Tuck did see the field though as a rookie. Playing in 14 regular season games, he notched 26 solo tackles and a sack. He would also see field time in the Wild Card playoff game for the Giants following the 2005 regular season.
A lisfranc injury hampered Tuck's second season with New York, as he was limited to just six games. After receiving, and recovering from, the treatment for his injury, which included inserting two screws into his foot, Tuck was back at it for Big Blue in 2007. Tuck started in two games for the Giants, registering 48 solo tackles and a hefty ten sacks. With that regular season performance under his belt, Tuck was in the mix for the Giants during their playoff run to the Super Bowl following the 2007 regular season. In Super Bowl XLII, Tuck made his name known world-wide, as he made five tackles, assisted on one more and garnered two sacks.
Now that Tuck had shown his skill on the largest stage possible, he was on his way to superstardom. For the 2008 NFL season, Tuck started in all 16 regular season games for New York, and while doing so he accumulated 52 solo tackles, 15 assists, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception returned for 41 yards. Not bad for the first time starting a full season in the NFL. Tuck was named an All-Pro and was a Pro Bowl selection following what just might have been his finest season.
The 2010 season was another strong one for Tuck, after which he was named to the Pro Bowl. That season he racked up 48 solo tackles, 28 assists, 11.5 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and four passes defended. With numbers like that, Tuck was now a member of the NFL defensive elite.
Tuck once again helped propel the Giants to the Super Bowl and a victory in XLVI against the Patriots. In the big game, he was after the quarterback once more, sacking Tom Brady twice and picking up three total tackles.
In all, number 91 would play for the Giants over nine seasons, racking up 318 solo tackles and a very impressive 60.5 sacks which puts him in the top ten all-time for the Giants' career sack leaders, as of this writing.
Did you know..........that as of 2015, Justin Tuck was the only player to have multiple sacks in multiple Super Bowls?