Giants’ Dave Gettleman plans to retire, Joe Judge to return after appalling 2021 season


The darkest Monday in the NFL’s annual calendar is here, but not necessarily for the New York Giants. As news of the head coach’s layoffs bombarded the landscape after the end of Week 18 – Matt Nagy, Mike Zimmer and even an unexpected move on Brian Flores – things were mostly calm for Big Blue. It looks like they will stay for the most part that way, with Joe Judge expected to remain the Giants’ head coach going into the 2022 season, according to a CBS Sports NFL insider. Josina Anderson.

The change will only come in the CEO role, the team said on Monday, with Gettleman briefing some in the building of his retirement plan this offseason. It could be argued that Gettleman potentially calls it a career in New York City instead of a potential layoff, but it’s neither here nor there, as he prepares to part ways with his organization on his own terms – something something that neither Ryan Pace in Chicago nor Rick Spielman in Minnesota will have the luxury to do.

Gettleman released a statement regarding his decision.

“It has been a privilege to serve as general manager of the New York Giants for the past four years and to have spent so many years of my career with this franchise,” he said, via the site Team web. “We obviously didn’t have the success on the field that I expected, and it’s disappointing. However, I have a lot of great memories here, including two Super Bowl wins, and I wish the team and the best organization to move forward There is a lot of good people out here pouring their soul into this organization.

“I am proud to have worked alongside them.

Owner Mara and co-owner Steve Tisch also stepped in.

“We would like to thank Dave for his commitment to this franchise,” they said in a joint statement. “He has had a very accomplished 35-year career in the National Football League. Dave has been instrumental in building three of our Super Bowl teams, including two championship teams, and we wish Dave, his wife Joanne and all their family all the best in her retirement. “

Mara will let him out quietly, and after sadly noting the last offseason how “impatient” he has become, he probably still has a lot for Judge. The Giants finished 4-13 in 2021 and are now 10-23 with Judge as their head coach, and despite the sack of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett mid-season, the team’s production has failed to s ‘to improve.

While it’s fair to point out Daniel Jones’ injury as the main reason, games like the one seen in Week 18 against the Washington soccer team – where the Giants essentially turned around and showed their proverbial bellies for finish the season – are fully attributable to a head coach who vehemently tries to present himself as the leader of a team who leaves everything on the pitch and plays until the last whistle.

Judge is awarded the third season which was not rightly awarded to McAdoo or Pat Shurmur.

Things have evolved this season to the point where Mara offered a free average Pepsi to fans as a way of trying to convince them to attend games, a nod to the poor quality of the product on the pitch for quite some time. time now. And while the Giants owner has also made it clear that he worries about “losing credibility” with fans if things don’t “turn around quickly,” he also hasn’t issued a playoff warrant. for Judge or Gettleman, and now sends the message that he’s totally okay with weathering the hurricane with the latter.

That storm was fitted with a fairly empty parking lot outside MetLife Stadium on Sunday, and everything begs the question of how long Giants fans will continue to support Mara’s decisions. That’s for now, however, as the call for 2022 is another season for the judge to call punches, as the Giants have failed to advance to the playoffs since 2016 – when Ben McAdoo was driving – their only playoff appearance in the past decade.

As for the start of their search for GM, Mara says he will spare no expense.

“It will be a full search for our next CEO,” Mara said. “We are looking for someone who demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication skills, someone who will oversee all aspects of our football operations, including player personnel, varsity recruiting and coaching.”

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