Jason Garrett was the first shoe to drop, but as the New York Giants work to figure out what direction they need to go in, he probably won't be the last. This past offseason, owner John Mara made it very clear with the lack of success in recent seasons, and that comment was aimed less at the incoming coaching regime headed by Joe Judge and more at general manager Dave Gettleman. And muddled in yet another poor season, it stands to reason Gettleman is on his last legs with Mara.
While Freddie Kitchens tries to work quickly to move into the offensive coordinator role vacated by a fired Garrett, he and Judge look to finish out the 2021 season knowing there's a chance for a GM change in 2022 -- per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network -- with Gettleman reportedly facing what is likely his final year with Big Blue. CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora learned that Gettleman will strongly consider moving on. The GM turns 71 in February.
Gettleman joined the Giants in 1999 as a scout before going on to work his way up to director of pro personnel and senior pro personnel analyst, leaving in 2013 to join the Carolina Panthers as general manager before returning to the Giants in that capacity in 2018. The Giants haven't won the NFC East under Gettleman and, what's more, have rarely even competed for the division crown -- going 18-40 since hiring Gettleman as GM (including a a 3-7 record so far this season).
It's unclear who would fill his seat in New York if he and the Giants do part ways in the near future. Whomever that might be, their first few moves will shape the future of the organization for years to come, i.e., the future of quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.