New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman recently revealed his diagnosis with lymphoma, but from the looks of it, the treatment won’t force him away from his role with the team. The diagnosis was revealed on Tuesday, but according to Gettleman, the outlook from the doctor is positive.
In the same statement, Gettleman showed his intention to continue working. “I will continue to work as much as the treatment process will allow, and as they know, when I am not in the office, I will be in constant communication with Pat, Kevin, and the rest of our staff.”
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More recently, John Mara confirmed that Gettleman “is going to be working day-to-day” and that “his voice will be heard loud and clear.” Mara also admitted that he was shocked at the diagnosis, after working with Gettleman during this year’s NFL Draft. Gettleman, according to Mara, has been downplaying everything and hasn’t lost his energetic and upbeat personality.
There will likely be more pressure on Assistant GM Kevin Abrams, as the problem of Odell Beckham Jr’s contract still needs a resolution. Beckham Jr. is looking for a large contract extension and the matter is still the subject of intense speculation from both the media and the fanbase. If Gettleman has to spend an extended time away, those talks may drag on longer.
The team is already confident in their General Manager beating his disease, as shown by what Saquon Barkley said. “He knows for sure that everyone on the team has his back and we’re there for him and we’re going to continue to love him and pray for him.”