The New York Giants have gone a dismal 9-23 with Dave Gettleman as their general manager, and he may not have much longer to improve that record.
In response to a fan's question about Gettleman's future with the team, Jay Glazer of The Athletic stated that 2020 is a make-or-break season for the embattled executive.
"He made a case to ownership to come back. He presented a plan for how he'll turn it around in a year. That needs to happen. If it doesn't happen, he'll be gone, and rightfully so," Glazer wrote.
Gettleman was brought aboard ahead of the 2018 campaign, along with head coach Pat Shurmur. The Giants have finished 5-11 and 4-12 in the time since, resulting in Shurmur's firing at the end of the 2019 season.
Gettleman was retained for the 2020 campaign "and hopefully for many years after that," co-owner John Mara said at the time.
In the two seasons under Gettleman, the Giants traded away star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and replaced franchise icon Eli Manning with Daniel Jones. They also used the second pick in the 2018 draft on running back Saquon Barkley, who went on to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Gettleman said at the close of the 2019 season that he's ready to embrace analytics and new ways of thinking to improve the franchise's fortunes.
"If he doesn't follow through, it's time to go," Glazer said. "I would hope that Gettleman has also learned a bit about himself and his interactions with people during this process. Anytime you're on the hot seat, you have to look inside yourself and say, 'What's my responsibility in this?' and make changes."