New York Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman has announced he plans to retire and will not return to the job next season. This comes after yet another disappointing Giants’ season filled with poor play and head-scratching decisions. The team also announced that Head Coach Joe Judge would not be fired and would lead the team next season. Judge did not fall victim to Black Monday like many expected and maybe hoped he would. New York faces an uphill battle when they begin their search for their next General Manager after that news broke.
Dave Gettleman officially announced his retirement as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Giants.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2022
I’m told #Giants HC Joe Judge “is staying,” per league source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 10, 2022
Dave Gettleman and the Giants have spent a lot of money on skill positions and have a looming decision to make about quarterback Daniel Jones. Whoever the team brings in as the next General Manager could make or break the team for the next half-decade at least. A full clean slate with the coaching staff would have likely resulted in an easier search and process for the franchise. That being said changes had to be made after this season’s mess on the field.
The Giants really ran a QB sneak on 3rd down from their own 5 yard line ?pic.twitter.com/6kBpbfWYQk
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) January 9, 2022
Dave Gettleman leaves behind a mixed at best legacy with the New York Giants. While his moves off the field seemed goof they never quite translated on the field in games. Was coaching the problem or can a new General Manager turn the drowning franchise around? Only time will answer that question.