The New York Giants ownership led by co-owner John Mara and Steve Tisch have hired former Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman to replace Jerry Reese as the general manager of the football team on Friday.
Gettleman was the general manager of the Carolina Panthers from 2013-2016 before Panthers owner Jerry Richardson terminated Gettleman since Richardson had a different direction to run his team than Gettleman did after he was not able to sign cornerback Josh Norman who left the team in 2016 to play football for the Washington Redskins as a free agent.
Gettleman is basically returning home to his roots with the New York Giants since he was an executive with the Giants football from 1999-2012. Gettleman has an excellent track record as an executive in the National Football League during his tenure with the Panthers where the team made an appearance in Super Bowl 50 losing to the Denver Broncos in what has the “Last rodeo” for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning who retired from playing in the NFL after the end of the 2015 football season.
The positives of hiring Gettleman as the general manager of the Giants is that he has a keen eye for getting the right players to mold a championship team in a short time.
The negatives of hiring Gettleman was that his tenure with the Panthers, his refusal to pay top dollar to keep Josh Norman, former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Senior and current Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams on the Panthers roster when they entered the free agent market.
However the Giants management feels that the hiring of Gettleman is the correct move since they would just love to get the 2017 NFL regular season over after a dismal two wins and 13 losses with the their lone remaining game left against the Washington Redskins (7-8) on Sunday to be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey in a football game that will be played on Sunday afternoon that will likely be labeled as a meaningless regular season game to end their nightmare season in 2017.