The show came out of a commercial break with the unsuspecting Strahan on the set alongside Cecilia Vega and George Stephanopolous throwing to Amy Robach.
When she introduced a story about back to school, a large box was brought out and Eli Manning appeared when confetti was raining down.
When Strahan, who was visibly shocked, greeted his former teammate, Jesse Armstead and Justin Tuck joined them on set.
All three wore Strahan’s iconic blue number 92 New York Giants jersey.
“It would not be possible without these three, they were all very involved in my career … I carried all three of these guys through their careers. This works perfectly,” joked Strahan.
The Giants will pull Strahan’s No. 92 back on November 28 when the team faces the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
“It’s like the ultimate respect from a team. It’s like you did so much in the number and what you represented, not just on the pitch, but off the pitch, in the community, for the team that we want. honor you by making sure not that no one else ever wears that number, I do not think that is the important thing, but that number is important, attached to you and what you have done in New York.So I am honored, said Strahan.
That means no player on the Giants will ever wear that number again.
And the opponent of that game is important as Strahan fired the Eagles quarterbacks more than anyone on any other team.
Strahan played his entire 15-year career with the Giants, winning the Super Bowl XLII and recording 141.5 sacks, currently the sixth most ever.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
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