According to Jason La Canfora, Patriots executive Nick Caserio is near the top of the Giants’ list of potential candidates if they’re in the market for a new general manager this offseason.
There hasn’t been any official word on current Giants GM Dave Gettleman’s future with the team, but he was on the hot seat entering 2020 and the team’s poor start can’t have helped that.
If the team does move on, Caserio is expected to be one of the top general manager candidates available this offseason.
The Texans are another team expected to make a run at Caserio, continuing their courtship from last offseason, but La Canfora notes the Giants job could be more attractive.
New York has more draft picks and financial flexibility than Houston, and Caserio would be able to work with another former New England staff member in Giants HC Joe Judge. The Giants have also traditionally given their general managers a lot of time and patience.
Caserio signed a two-year extension with the Patriots in February but La Canfora says the deal includes language to prevent the Patriots from blocking him from another job opportunity.
Caserio has served as the Patriots de facto general manager and had been a popular named linked to GM vacancies for several years now.
Caserio, 43, got into coaching back in 1999 as a graduate assistant at Saginaw Valley State. He spent three years coaching in college before the Patriots hired him as an offensive coaching assistant in 2002.
Caserio later took a personnel assistant job and worked his way up to director of player personnel in 2008 and has remained in the position ever since.
Caserio’s contract was set to expire this spring before his extension.