Dave Gettleman has done some good things for the Giants
I think it’s safe to say that Dave Gettleman has been unfairly criticized since taking over as the New York Giants’ general manager in 2018.
When you look at the 2018, 2019, and 2020 draft classes, Gettleman has hit on quite a few late round picks.
Of course we’ve already seen over the past year and a half that wide receiver Darius Slayton looks like a steal for Big Blue after snatching him up in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He will likely be New York’s number one receiver within the next year or two after proving that he can make big plays down the field.
Then you have 2020 seventh round pick, linebacker Tae Crowder, who came up with a fumble recovery for a touchdown that gave the Giants their first win of the season against Washington this past Sunday.
Then you have the free agents that Gettleman has brought in Logan Ryan, Blake Martinez and Devonta Freeman just to name a few.
Fans seem to always dwell on the negative and yes I know the Giants are not a good team right now, but not every team in the NFL can rebuild overnight.
In all fairness the one glaring issue that hasn’t been fixed is the Giants’ offensive line despite the signing of Nate Solder and drafting Andrew Thomas in the first round of this year’s NFL draft. Now the acquisitions of both Jabrill Peppers and Kevin Zeitler in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade have helped.
When it comes to Daniel Jones, not every quarterback is great right away, just look at Eli Manning. Giants fans thought he wasnt the right guy and then he led them to a Super Bowl in 2007. Jones needs some slack as he learns his second offense in two years.
At the end of the day, it’s only fair to give Gettleman credit for the success he’s had in bringing in good players. I’m not saying he should stay for the next several years because he still has to prove that he can build a winner.