Dave Gettleman retires after four years as Giants general manager

Giants co-owners have already requested interviews with various candidates to take over the main office

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The general manager of the New York Giants, Dave gettleman, announced his retirement Monday after four seasons in office.

The co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch reported that the search for a new general manager will begin immediately.

“This will be an exhaustive search for our next general manager,” Mara said. “We are looking for a person who demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication skills, someone to oversee all aspects of our football operations, including players, college scouting and training.”

Tisch added in the statement: “It is an understatement to say that John and I are disappointed in the lack of success we have had in the field. We are united in our commitment to finding a general manager who will provide us with the direction we need to achieve performance in the field and the results we all hope for “.

The Giants requested an interview with Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen, a source told Adam schefter from ESPN. The team also asked permission to interview Kansas City Chiefs executive director of personnel Ryan Poles, a source told Field Yates from ESPN. New York also wants to speak with two Tennessee Titans executives: Vice President of Player Personnel Ryan Cowden and Director of Player Personnel Monti Ossenfort, a source told Jeremy fowler from ESPN.

The Giants did not address the status of coach Joe Judge in his ad about Gettleman. Schefter reported last month that Judge was expected to follow in 2022 even though the Giants finished last this season.

The Giants (4-13) were 19-46 with Gettleman as general manager, losing at least 10 games in four seasons.

“It was a privilege to serve as the general manager of the New York Giants for the past four years and to have spent so many years of my career with this franchise,” Gettleman said in the team’s statement. “Obviously, we have not had the success on the field that I expected, and that is disappointing. However, I have many good memories here, including two Super Bowl victories, and I wish the team and the organization the best in the future.” . There are many good people here who pour their souls into this organization. I am proud to have worked alongside them. “

Gettleman, 70, was hired to replace Jerry Reese at the end of the 2017 season.. He was only the Giants’ fourth general manager since 1979, leaving after the shorter and less successful tenure.

Mara and Tisch said Gettleman was held back in 2020 because they thought he deserved the chance to finish what he started. Judge praised his working relationship with Gettleman and other key members of the front office late in the 2020 season.

But the results were very similar. The Giants ended the 2021 season with their eighth losing season in nine years, with the final four under Gettleman’s watch.

His tenure began with the decision to stay with quarterback Eli Manning in 2018 and take running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick. Barkley rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons, but his 2020 season ended after two games due to an ACL tear and injuries also limited his production in 2021.

Gettleman selected Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft, hoping he had found a franchise quarterback to replace Manning. Jones, however, has been inconsistent and has struggled with turnovers. His 2021 season ended early due to a neck injury and he missed the last six games.

In 2018, Gettleman signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year extension worth up to $ 95 million and then traded him the following year to the Cleveland Browns in a multiplayer trade.

Meanwhile, some of his free-agent signings have not lived up to his high prices, including offensive tackle Nate Solder, who received a four-year, $ 62 million contract in 2018, and wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who signed a contract from four years for $ 72 million in 2021.

Gettleman is a cancer survivor who spent most of his first season as the Giants general manager being treated for lymphoma. The former high school coach originally joined the franchise in 1998. He worked with the staff and was promoted to director of professional personnel the following year. He remained in that position for 12 seasons before serving as a senior analyst during the final season of his first stint with the team in 2012. He was general manager of the Carolina Panthers from 2013 to 2017 before returning to New York.

Gettleman began his NFL career in 1986 with the Bills. He has also worked for the Denver Broncos and has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three winners.