The New York Giants will take center stage this weekend as they open up their season on Sunday Night Football at home against their rival, the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants surprised a lot of people last season with their run in the postseason as they went on the road and won their first game of the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately for the Giants, they fell short in the next round against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it was still a good season. The Giants are hoping for another postseason run this year, and they should be sound in the kicking department as Graham Gano is back with a brand new deal.

Graham Gano and the Giants agreed to a three-year extension worth $16.5 million on Friday, according to a tweet from Jeremy Fowler. Gano is a veteran kicker and he is one of the best kickers in the league, and the Giants wanted to make sure they don't lose him.

Gano has been in the NFL since 2009 and established himself as a top kicker later in his career with the Carolina Panthers. He has been with Giants 2020 and is 89/97 on field goals since coming to New York. He has a career field goal percentage of 84.6% and a career extra point percentage of 95%. Kicking and special teams can often be overlooked, but it is a crucial part of the game, and having a kicker like Gano is extremely important.

At 36 years old, Gano's career is beginning to wind down, but as a kicker, his body doesn't get nearly as many hits as players at other positions. Gano still has some good years ahead of him in his playing career.