Before introducing Eli Manning on Friday as the legendary Giants quarterback called it a career, co-owner John Mara took what was assumed and made it official.
"No Giant will ever wear number 10 again," Mara said, adding that Manning will also be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during the 2020 season.
Mara had earlier choked back tears while recounting the final game his father, Wellington, watched before passing away in 2005, when the elder Mara told his son that it looked like the Giants had found their guy with Manning.
Manning later echoed Wellington Mara's words while adding on at the end of his retirement speech:
"Wellington Mara always said, 'Once a Giant, always a Giant.' For me, it's only a Giant."
Manning will become the 13th Giants player to have his number retired. Here's the full list:
Ray Flaherty: No. 1
Tuffy Leemans: No. 4
Mel Hein: No. 7
Phil Simms: No. 11
Ward Cuff: No. 14
Y.A. Tittle: No. 14
Frank Gifford: No. 16
Al Blozis: No. 32
Joe Morrison: No. 40
Charlie Conerly: No. 42
Ken Strong: No. 50
Lawrence Taylor: No. 56
There are currently 42 members of the Giants' Ring of Honor, which includes players, coaches, owners, and founders.
The most recent inductees into the Ring of Honor were former coach Tom Coughlin, former GM Ernie Accorsi, and former player Justin Tuck in 2016.