Former RUTHERFORD, NJ – New York Giants general manager Dave Getelman is returning for a fourth season with the same title and responsibilities, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The Giants have a 15–33 record as a GM with Gaetelman, losing at least 10 games each season. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets have compiled worse records during that period.
In recent weeks it was said that Getmelman could play a rescheduled role or retire, but the Giants are set to move on with him in Year 2, working with the head coach Joe Judge after a 6-10 season .
Starting 1-7, New York won five of its last eight matches and until the final game of the NFL regular season, when the former NFL winner won the division title with a controversial victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gettleman, 69, was hired to replace Jerry Reese late in the 2017 season and is the fourth GM since 1979 known for his patience.
The judge said in the final week of his working relationship with Getleman and other key members of the front office, that “he has enjoyed working with Dave all year” and that the two have “done a lot of good things together.”
Gatelman and Giants co-owner John Mara are scheduled to speak later Wednesday morning.
Mara and co-owner Steve Tissue said last year that Gaetelman’s batting average needed to improve, but decided to retain him for the 2020 season because he felt he had a chance to finish what he started. Want to
But the results were still for many veterans, who have ended three consecutive losing seasons under Gaetelman.
Gatelman, by his own admission, needed to work with Pat Shurmur as coach to do better than his first two years. He oversees the creation of a Giants roster with No. 2 overall draft pick Sacon Barclay in 2018, quarterback in 2018 and sixth overall Daniel Jones.
The Giants had more success in free agency than in the previous two years. Cornerback James Bradberry made the Pro Bowl, while middle linebacker Blake Martinez and safety Logan Ryan were key players on defense. All three major free-agent acquisitions were last offseason.
A former high school coach, Gaeltman originally joined the Giants in his pro personnel department in 1998 and was promoted as director of pro personnel the following year. He held that position for 12 seasons before serving in his final season with the team in 2012 as a senior pro personnel analyst.
Gatelman, who has been part of seven Super Bowl teams – including three winners – was a Carolina Panthers GM from 2013 to ’17 before returning to New York. He began his NFL career with Buffalo Bill in 1986 and also worked for the Denver Broncos.