New York Giants: Why Keeping Dave Gettleman is the Right Move

The New York Giants went 6-10 this past season and missed the playoffs once again. Because of staying in playoff contention heading into the final week of the regular season in Week 17, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman will be staying as the team’s general manager in 2021.

Everyone is up in arms about it and people think that co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch don’t care about the New York Giants. However, there is a reason loyalty is going to matter here.

The first reason is that Gettleman found the right head coach to drive this football team moving forward. Joe Judge has laid the foundation of this football franchise moving forward and he has changed the culture despite the record.

Judge was the special teams coordinator for the New England Patriots last season. He has learned well from Bill Belichick and also Nick Saban.

Joe Judge is the heartbeat of the New York Giants moving forward. He is going to be trying to attract free agents to play for him.

The second reason why this is the right move is because the New York Giants needs can all be fixed this offseason.

They need wide receivers, a pass rusher, and a number two cornerback. The current wide receiver core isn’t going to cut it. Sterling Shepard is as good as the number two or three wide receiver and so is Darius Slayton. Evan Engram is an inconsistent tight end. They need an edge rusher.

The third reason why this is the right move is because the quarterback is back, the running back will be healthy, the offensive line is fixed, and he signed marquee free agents this past offseason.

Daniel Jones will have another year to grow and develop. Saquon Barkley will look to return to form in the backfield. Andrew Thomas is the left tackle moving forward and Nick Gates is a solid center.

Dave Gettleman brought in and traded for James Bradberry IV, Blake Martinez, Logan Ryan, and Leonard Williams.

The fourth reason is because he drafted players that contributed and saw meaningful snaps. Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart, and Shane Lemieux all saw minutes on the offensive line this season, as well as snaps. Xavier McKinney will be a key piece at the safety position along with Jabrill Peppers.

Cornerback Darnay Holmes, linebacker Carter Coughlin, and linebacker Tae Crowder also saw time on the field as rookies and they were later round draft picks.

This is going to be a major offseason for the New York Giants and Dave Gettleman. I guess Joe Judge did not want to work with a different general manager at this point in time. He also has a lot of say now in personnel decisions as well here.

I feel like even though Gettleman is returning, do not fret New York Giants fans. Joe Judge is also going to have some say as well here. New York has missed the playoffs the last eight-of-nine seasons, but it appears as if they could trend the opposite direction in the immediate future.

What do you think of the New York Giants keeping Dave Gettleman as the general manager once again for a fourth consecutive season? Leave a comment below.

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