The Giants have hired former Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman as its GM.
The team announced the hiring Wednesday afternoon and plan to formally introduce Gettleman at a news conference on Friday morning.
“Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a general manager and a proven track record,” Giants president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch said. “Dave’s experience is unparalleled. He did an outstanding job as general manager in Carolina, and he was vital to our success during his tenure here. Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency.”
Gettleman, 66, has a history with the Giants. He spent 15 seasons with the franchise before becoming Carolina's general manager from 2013-2016, a span in which the Panthers played in the Super Bowl after the 2015 season. He was fired after the following season when Carolina missed the playoffs.
Gettleman will be just the Giants' fourth general manager since 1979, following George Young, Ernie Accorsi and Jerry Reese, who held the job for 11 seasons before he was dismissed on Dec. 4 along with coach Ben McAdoo amid the team's 2-13 season.