Giants’ John Mara: Dave Gettleman not on the hot seat

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In the eyes of many, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is on the hot seat. He has to prove his worth in Year 3 or potentially be sent packing in 2022.

Many also believe the future of general manager Dave Gettleman is tied to the success or failure of Jones. If Jones goes, Gettleman goes… Just don’t tell that to team co-owner John Mara.

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During a Tuesday Q&A with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Mara — for the first time — said point-blank that Gettleman is not on any sort of hot seat.

“No, you’re on the hot seat if you write any more stupid comments like that,” Mara told Serby with a chuckle.

Asked again, Mara was a bit more blunt.

“No,” he said.

So what gives Mara such confidence in Gettleman? It’s the roster-building success that has come since head coach Joe Judge’s arrival. Mara believes the two are like peas and carrots, and he sees no reason to consider breaking that up.

“Listen, I was frustrated the first couple of years the way the [seasons] ended. But the combination of Dave and Joe has produced very good personnel decisions, be it in free agency and in the draft. It’s a very good combination,” Mara said. “We’ve made a lot of changes to our football operations staff, added some talented new people. I just feel like we’re moving in the right direction. I think there’s a certain amount of confidence and a certain buzz in the building that maybe we haven’t had for a while. The combination of Dave and Joe is just the right mix for us.”

And there you have it. If you take Mara’s words at face value, Gettleman appears safe.

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