New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman retires
New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman announced his retirement on Monday after four seasons on the job.
There has been much speculation in recent months about Gettleman’s future with the team. Now, following the conclusion of yet another lost season which saw the Giants finish 4-13, the 70-year-old has decided to call it a career.
Dave Gettleman officially announced his retirement as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Giants.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 10, 2022
Gettleman finished his tenure with a 19-46 record.
Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said the search for a new general manager will begin right away.
“This will be a comprehensive search for our next general manager,” Mara said in a statement. “We are looking for a person who demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication abilities, somebody who will oversee all aspects of our football operations, including player personnel, college scouting and coaching.”
Tisch added in the statement: “It is an understatement to say that John and I are disappointed by the lack of success we have had on the field. We are united in our commitment to find a general manager who will provide the direction necessary for us to achieve the on-field performance and results we all expect.”
With Gettleman as general manager, the Giants lost at least 10 games in all four seasons — so needless to say, a front-office change is long overdue.
“It was a privilege to serve as the general manager of the New York Giants the last four years and to have spent so many years of my career with this franchise,” said Gettleman in the statement released by the team.
“We obviously have not had the on-the-field success I expected, and that is disappointing. However, I have many fond memories here, including two Super Bowl victories, and I wish the team and organization only the best moving forward. There are many good people here who pour their souls into this organization. I am proud to have worked alongside them.”
Gettleman was hired late in the 2017 season to replace Jerry Reese, becoming only the fourth general manager of the team since 1979. He departs as the shortest-tenured and least successful of those four.
The Giants did not address their future plans for head coach Joe Judge in their announcement about Gettleman. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported later in the day that Judge is likely staying put.
I'm told #Giants HC Joe Judge "is staying," per league source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 10, 2022
Considering the lack of success the Giants have had in recent years, many believe it would be smarter to move on from Judge and Gettleman to get a fresh start. At least as of now, however, it would seem Mara and Tisch plan on moving forward with Judge, despite this season’s last-place finish.
So far, the Giants have requested interviews for their now-open GM position with Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen, Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden, and Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort.