So the topic title only allows so many words. Basically let's compile a complete list of players whose performance 'fell off' considerably the following season(s) after departing us.
Bavaro (Was actually cut after the injury so really doesn't qualify, although he would of retired a Giant)
Cofield (Could of had another ring)
Tiki (Retired but would have probably won a ring)
Tim Carter (Although he was traded)
William Joseph ? Can't remember if we released him or not
Derrick Ward loved Ward
That's QUITE the long list....
List of players that have done well for themselves:
Basically almost everyone that departs us in one way or another would give their pay check to be back in Giants blue.