Jay Glazer ‘isn’t sure’ Dave Gettleman’s job is safe with the Giants
The New York Giants are currently going through an underachieving 2019 season. Following their 23-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15, they now have a 3-11 record. Given their lack of success, it has raised questions regarding general manager Dave Gettleman’s future with the organization.
In a mailbag article for The Athletic, NFL insider Jay Glazer was asked about the possibility of the Giants hiring Ron Rivera to be their next head coach given his connection to Gettleman. While Glazer expects Rivera to be a ‘very hot’ commodity, he is ‘not so sure’ Gentlemen’s job is ‘safe’ with New York.
“I wouldn’t automatically connect those two, and I’m not so sure Dave Gettleman is going to be safe with the Giants,” Glazer said. “I do think Ron Rivera will be a very hot commodity on this open market. Very hot.”
Gettleman spent his first five seasons as a general manager with the Panthers, which provides a connection between him and Rivera. From 2013-2017, Gettleman and Rivera went 51-28 in the regular season and even made it to a Super Bowl together.
The success that Gettleman experienced in Carolina has not occurred in New York. It’s clear that Gettleman isn’t a fan favorite either after making some controversial decisions. Some of those decisions include letting Landon Collins walk in free agency, trading away Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon, and selecting Daniel Jones with the 6th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Rivera, on the other hand, will be one of the most sought after coaches on the market, with many potentially in need of coaches like the Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons putting bids for him.
If Gettleman keeps his job going into 2020, it would make sense to lure Rivera to New York and change the culture and winning percentage of the team. It just remains to be seen if Gentlemen will still be around to do it.