The New York Giants named Dave Gettleman their new general manager yesterday.
"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 in a statement. "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."
Yup, the 66-year-old Gettleman, is returning home to the Giants where he spent 15 seasons from 1998 to 2012 as a personnel executive before his skills were recognized by the Panthers who hired him as GM there.
All he did was carve out a 40-23-1 record with the Panthers, winning three straight NFC South titles and taking the team to the 2015 Super Bowl.
Which was good enough for the G-men to take him back and replace Jerry Reese, who mismanaged the team into the disaster they are now before being fired with former coach Ben McAdoo on December 4th.