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New York Giants to keep GM Dave Gettleman

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The New York Giants may have fired Pat Shurmur from his post as head coach, but it looks like general manager Dave Gettleman is safe.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Giants will be keeping Gettleman, who will be meeting with reporters on Tuesday.

Gettleman took over as New York’s general manager in December 2017 and has been heavily criticized ever since.

Things reached a boiling point last offseason, when Gettleman allowed Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins to sign with the Washington Redskins via free agency and then traded star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

Gettleman then took Duke quarterback Daniel Jones with the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, a move that puzzled many at the time, especially with Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins on the board.

New York also owned the 17th overall pick of the draft, leading many to question why the Giants didn’t just wait until Jones fell to them at No. 17 if they really wanted to take him.

Of course, the Giants’ decision to select Jones has seemed to pay off, as Jones just completed a terrific rookie campaign, throwing 24 touchdown passes in 12 starts.

However, some are still bitter over Gettleman’s decisions leading up to the draft.

That being said, Gettleman has assembled a solid group of young talent to add to the intriguing young pieces that the Giants already had when Gettleman took the job.

It does make some sense for Big Blue to give Gettleman another season, but there is also no doubt that patience is running thin in the Big Apple.