Adam Peters should sit atop New York Giants’ list of GM candidates

San Francisco 49ers VP of Player Personnel Adam Peters might be the ideal GM candidate to turn the New York Giants’ franchise around

The New York Giants have spent the past several days requesting permission to interview candidates to replace Dave Gettleman as general manager, but one name who should sit top the organization’s wish list is Adam Peters.

Peters, 39, has been San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch’s top lieutenant since 2017, when he was named Vice President of Player Personnel.

“Adam Peters would be an absolute home run hire for the Giants,” a prominent NFL agent tells FanSided. “Carolina made a big mistake not hiring him as their general manager last year. Get that guy, let him hire his head coach, and the organization will be moving in the right direction.”

What would the New York Giants be getting in Adam Peters?

Since Peters’ arrival, San Francisco has drafted All-Pros George Kittle, Fred Warner, along with key contributors Mike McGlinchey, Brandon Aiyuk, Ambry Thomas, and Elijah Mitchell.

Last year, Peters was among the final four candidates for the Panthers general manager position, and is viewed by many inside the NFL as a rising executive earmarked to run his own organization in the near future.

The New York Giants are desperately in need of a fresh perspective, and someone with the skill set of both evaluating talent through the draft and adept enough at navigating the salary cap to clear dead money off the books this offseason and add to a roster that’s lost 23 games the past two seasons.

Peters has plenty of support inside the league.

“He’s a stud,” the agent said of Peters. “Hands down, the best evaluator in football.”