Dave Gettleman likely doesn’t have long left in New York.
Joe Judge and the New York Giants did manage to pull off a few surprising wins this season, but the Giants are headed for another season mired in the below .500 doldrums. The team has finally reached a breaking point with manager Dave Gettleman, as they are ready to finally cut ties with their 69-year-old personnel man.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline is reporting that the Giants will likely not bring Gettleman back for another season, as their sub-.500 season didn’t contain enough evident progress being made to convince ownership Gettleman deserved one more crack at fixing the G-Men.
PFN Insider @TonyPauline reports that the needle is moving in the direction of Dave Gettleman being released by the Giants at the end of the season.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) December 26, 2020
Dave Gettleman has yet to lead the Giants to the postseason
Gettleman came over to the Giants with a bit of fanfare, as he returned to his former team after building an NFC Champion with the Carolina Panthers.
However, Gettleman has come under constant fire for some controversial moves, including picking the likes of DeAndre Baker in the first round, trading Odell Beckham Jr. away for pennies on the dollar, placing too much of an emphasis on “hog mollies” over skill position players in the draft and free agency, and anointing Daniel Jones as the next franchise quarterback. The Giants have yet to have a winning season with Gettleman as their general manager.
Pauline also reported that the Giants have eyed New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio as Gettleman’s replacement. Caserio, who was eyed by the Houston Texans last offseason, has held his position since 2008, helping extend the length of the Patriots dynasty.
The Giants have given Gettleman plenty of chances to build them into a winner, and it hasn’t happened over the last half-decade. As good as the free agency signings of James Bradberry, Logan Ryan, and Blake Martinez appear to be, bad drafting put the nail in his coffin, as the Giants are already thinking about his replacement.