The New York Giants are 0-3 to start the 2021 season. It is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better. New York general manager Dave Gettleman will be lucky to make it out of the 2021 season. There is a legit possibility they will finish 0-17.
The only good Gettleman did for this organization was have two first-round picks for the 2021 NFL Draft. They have 11 total picks so far in the 2022 NFL Draft and will need to acquire more. Gettleman’s record is 15-36 as the general manager and he has done anything but fix this football team.
Dave Gettleman has drafted poorly and has signed the wrong free agents and it has translated into losing. Do you want to know what he also did wrong? Fire Pat Shurmur after two seasons as head coach and hired Joe Judge. Judge is a coach who is way over his head. They are going to be replacing him after the season as well because he is not the answer and his “old schooled approach” by making players run laps in practice is wearing thin.
Owner John Mara from various reports I have read may potentially be forced to hire outside of the organization. It happened in the late 1970s with the New York Giants when they hired George Young. It happened to turn out to be the best for the franchise. Speaking of finding people outside of the organization, who should the New York Giants hire as their next general manager not named Kevin Abrams (would potentially be the interim general manager if Dave Gettleman got fired)?
1. Mike Borgonzi- Kansas City Chiefs Assistant General Manager: The Kansas City Chiefs have drafted players like Patrick Mahomes, Clyde-Edwards Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman Jr., Travis Kelce, and Chris Jones.
Kansas City has one of the best rosters because of current general manager Brett Veach, but Mike Borgonzi also has an input in the NFL Draft as well. Mike Borgonzi would also bring analytics and a vision for today’s NFL of scoring tons of points, which the New York Giants are currently lacking.
2. Ed Dodds- Indianapolis Colts Assistant General Manager: Ed Dodds’s name has been mentioned for years to finally be a general manager of a football team. He is a great assistant to current Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard.
Ballard knows how to build a football team from the inside out. The New York Giants offensive line and defensive line have been in shambles for years. Ed Dodds would be finally getting his chance to make his mark on an NFL franchise.
3. John Spytek- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vice President of Player Personnel: John Spytek has scouted talent very well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with general manager Jason Licht. They won a Super Bowl last season. Spytek, Licht, and the front office have an eye for offensive and defensive talent.
They were able to get the quarterback right by letting go of Jameis Winston and signing Tom Brady. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Devin White, Vita Vea, and others are some names that they drafted. Jason Pierre-Paul was also acquired via trade from the New York Giants and I am sure New York misses him.
The most likely candidate that the New York Giants should hire as their next general manager to undergo another rebuild is Kansas City Chiefs Assistant General Manager Mike Borgonzi.
Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor
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