Giants’ new general manager Dave Gettleman has a big task ahead of him as he turns around a program that went 3-13 in the 2017 season.
Since quarterback Eli Manning’s starting streak was snapped as a result of a decision made by former coach Ben McAdoo and former co-owner John Mara, questions remain as to what will happen to the quarterback position now that there is new management in place.
In an interview with the New York Post, Gettleman remained coy about the future of Manning even though he was pressed on the quarterback situation multiple times.
Gettleman was first asked how Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen declaring for the NFL draft would impact Manning’s future, and he responded, “Who knows?”
The new general manager did reveal a little bit about what he looks for in a franchise quarterback, but didn’t give any details about the Giants’ intentions.
“The obvious is the physical ability to do it, but it’s beyond that. It’s the leadership. It’s knowing how to rally the troops. It’s gotta be smarts,” Gettleman said.
“Head coach is a CEO, I gotta be a CEO, to a certain degree the quarterback’s gotta be a CEO. Put it in relatable terms — he’s gotta be a guy that if there’s a burning building and he says, ‘Let’s go,’ he gets trampled.”
In an appearance on WFAN, Gettleman did indicated that the quarterback decision will really come down to what he sees on the film, adding it’s all about winning.
“At the end of the day you have to win. At the end of the day it’s about winning, OK? That’s what it’s about. That’s why I’m here,” Gettleman said (via Newsday). “It’s business. Every decision we make here is going to be in the best interest of the New York Football Giants.”