Jerry Reese drawing some interest
Former New York Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese is starting to gain some attention after being fired back in 2017.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Detroit Lions are interested in possibly hiring Reese as their next general manager.
Former Giants Super Bowl-winning general manager Jerry Reese is one potential candidate for the opening, getting strong support from advisors to the Ford family as well as the NFL league office, sources said.
Former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi was a driving force in their last hiring cycle with longtime Giants executive Kevin Abrams the runner-up to Quinn, and sources said Accorsi remains someone the Ford family trusts as a potential advisor.
Reese is still only 57 years-old and did a great job in helping the Giants win the Super Bowl in 2007 with the excellent draft class that brought in that included the likes of former running back Ahmad Bradshaw who he took in the seventh round. But most of that team was from former GM Ernie Accorsi and he failed to rebuild a contender after they won a second Super Bowl in 2011.
I do believe Reese deserves another chance as a general manager in the NFL and I hope he gets one, but unfortunately it was time for him to leave the Giants when he did. He actually may have been let go a couple years too late.