New York Giants Rumors: Dave Gettleman will determine his own fate within organization

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Sep 3, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman during the Blue-White Scrimmage at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have a long road ahead of them this off-season, but first things first, what will they do with general manager Dave Gettleman? As one of the more interesting enigmas of the off-season, new head coach Joe Judge has to make a decision regarding the general manager spot, but some reports have indicated that Gettleman will determine his own fate.

With any source, take it with a grain of salt. This suggests that Gettleman will stay within the organization, and he will have a decision to make regarding his future as a GM or taking a step down as a senior advisor.

Ultimately, with his connections around the NFL, it is always beneficial to have him around. Nonetheless, allowing him to continue developing this team and selecting personnel might not be in the best interest of the club.

While his 2020 free agent signings and draft selections were much better, we can’t assume he is responsible for 100% of it. The new coaching staff, including Judge and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, were heavily involved in the evaluation process, hoping to inject specific talent into their units.

All signs point to the New York Giants keeping Gettleman despite poor performance:

After two consecutive disappointing seasons in 2018 and 2019, this year produced just one additional win at six. That is not enough to justify Dave retaining his job, considering he’s won a total of 15 games in three seasons and has lost 33 in the same time span. Of course, the decision to draft Saquon Barkley two years ago is one that is heavily debated, and it’s proving to be a mistake given his injury history and the fact that hindsight is 20/20.

Moving forward, Judge could have the opportunity to select the perfect GM to suit his needs. I believe a change of culture was witnessed this past season, showing discipline within the organization, especially with players and veterans. Judge also disciplined a coach, former offensive line coach Marc Colombo. It seems that nobody had the upper hand over Judge, who is monitoring things closely and wanted everybody to be on the same playing field.

There’s a lot left to iron out, especially on offense with coordinator Jason Garrett failing to produce much schematically. Most believe Gettleman is a detriment to the team, but considering how loyal the Mara’s are to him, I would be surprised if he’s not with the Giants in some capacity next season.

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