This could be Dave Gettleman’s final season as general manager of the NY Giants, following a disappointing four-year tenure
The NY Giants will play their first game Sunday without fired former offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, but real changes could be looming this offseason, the most impactful being the future of underachieving general manager Dave Gettleman.
According to a report Sunday morning from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, sources believe this is Gettleman‘s final season with the Giants.
General Manager Dave Gettleman, who has run the team’s personnel department since 2018, is unlikely to return in 2022, sources with knowledge of the situation and those with deep knowledge of the league say. With two first-round picks in the next draft and a critical offseason ahead, don’t be surprised if there is another voice making the final call alongside head coach Joe Judge.
If Gettleman departs this offseason, his resumé would include drafting Saquon Barkley, a running back, No. 2 overall with his first selection as general manager, choosing Daniel Jones in the 2019 NFL Draft, but also failures such as trading up to use a first-round pick on Cornerback DeAndre Baker in 2019 and a third-round supplemental pick in 2018 on cornerback Sam Beal.
Neither Beal nor Baker are on the NY Giants’ roster.
Despite vowing to fix the offensive line during his tenure, the NY Giants might be faced with filling four positions this offseason, alongside 2020 first-round choice, left tackle Andrew Thomas.
It would make sense, given how favorably the organization, and owner John Mara, view Judge that he could potentially have a voice in selecting Gettleman’s successor.
Likewise, it will be fascinating to see whether Gettleman walks away on his on accord, or if Mara has the fortitude to fire the 71-year-old and rebuild the scouting staff from the ground up, which might be required to turn around a franchise that has made the postseason only once since 2011.