According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Dave Gettleman will return as the Giants’ general manager for the 2021 season. Schwartz says that team ownership believes Gettleman is “the right man to continue the building process alongside head coach Joe Judge.”
There had been speculation that Gettleman could either retire or transition to a new role in the Giants’ front office.
Beyond that, some had tossed out the possibility of the Giants targeting a GM candidate with ties to Judge such as Patriots executive Nick Caserio. However, it appears as though the Giants’ owners think the franchise is headed in the right direction.
Gettleman, 69, began his executive career with the Giants pro personnel director back in 1999. He eventually worked his way up to senior pro personnel analyst before departing to become the Panthers GM in 2013.
Carolina made the decision to fire Gettleman during the summer of 2017 just a year and a half after the Panthers played in the Super Bowl. He agreed to join the Giants as general manager at the end of the year as has remained in New York ever since.
During his three years with the Giants, Gettleman’s teams have produced a record of 15-33 (31.5 percent) and no playoff appearances.