How much more time should the Giants give Dave Gettleman?
With the New York Giants off to a 1-6 start after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles this past Thursday night, it’s fair to wonder if general manager Dave Gettleman will keep his job heading into 2021.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport was a guest on Joe and Evan on WFAN this week and was asked about Gettleman’s future.
“I just haven’t gotten the sense that it’s headed [toward a firing],” Rapoport said, via Giants Wire. “I mean, usually, when you have a young coach who you like and things don’t go well, usually the GM goes first. I just haven’t gotten the sense it’s headed there as of right now with the Giants.
“Now, obviously, there have been some roster moves that you would not agree with that have put them in this position. But if you believe that [Gettleman] was heavily involved in the coaching search and you believe he got the quarterback right, it makes it a much more complicated decision to fire him just because of the record.”
It does sound like if and when the Giants move on from Gettleman that New York’s general manager position will be highly sought after from executives around the NFL.
“I get the same questions you guys have from up-and-coming general manager candidates because that would be a great spot,” Rapoport said when asked if Gettleman would be fired. “I think a lot of people really believe in what Joe Judge is doing, so a lot of young executives around the league [think] that’s a place, ‘we could really win there.’”
One of the biggest problems with the Giants’ organization is that they’re almost loyal to a fault to their own guys. I’m sure many people have questioned why they brought Gettleman back after he was let go by Carolina. Look no further than the fact that he was an executive under former GM Jerry Reese and was with the Giants from 1999 to 2012 and he did help the Panthers get to a Super Bowl after leaving Big Blue.
Now the question is, how much time shoulder Gettleman have to turn this team around? It would be nice if the ownership group of John Mara and Steve Ticsh gave us some insight into their thinking. Right now, your guess is as good as mine when it comes to how long he’ll have to get things right.