If NY Giants keep Joe Judge, Daniel Jones in 2022, it could be a mistake
Whatever new GM heads to NY, who wouldn’t wanna choose their own Head Coach and/or the quarterback?
It seems nearly inevitable the NY Giants will either fire (or embarrassingly) let Dave Gettleman walk away and retire on his own terms.
The latter is more likely than the former because the Giants have become more worried about feelings and emotions rather than putting the best people possible in positions to put together a legitimate, professional, and winning football team.
The Giants’ GM gig should be enticing to most candidates.
However, the reality is it’s a major turn-off to most candidates if they are stuck with a lame-duck coach and quarterback both tied at the hip. If the Giants don’t show any progress next year and either have another losing or playoff-less season, the sad reality is that there’s almost no chance that either Jones or Judge would return in 2023.
Both men are facing win-or-be replaced seasons in 2022 and their long-term career aspirations are truly on the line. If Jones can’t get his act together in year four and stay healthy, he’ll probably go down the slippery slope of becoming a backup QB or a nomad who will need to find a better situation behind an injury-prone or an unimpressive starting QB.
If Judge can’t lead the team in the country’s biggest market to the 2022 playoffs, he too will be canned next year. If that were to happen, Judge would endure another losing season and he won’t be seeing any head coaching gigs again anytime soon.
All of this is why John Mara and the NY Giants must look at every single available option and path to be taken this upcoming offseason.
Gettleman seems like a walking dead man at this point every time he steps into the team headquarters at 1925 Giants Drive. If so, then a new GM will be needed and that is equally (or more) important a job as Joe Judge’s job. It will be hard to convince any GM hopeful to work with Judge and Jones when it’s very possible neither will make it to through next season.
What the Giants did in 2019 by retaining Gettleman and firing Shurmur was the worst thing possible. They should’ve cleaned house then and gotten rid of Gettleman before he further created the mess the NY Giants are currently in. If they repeat the same mistake this offseason but keep the coach instead of the GM, it could still end up equally as bad a move as 2019 ended up being.