The New York Giants have hired David Gettleman as their new general manager, the team announced on their official website Thursday.
Gettleman, 30, had previously spent four seasons working as the Carolina Panthers’ general manager before being relieved of his duties prior to the 2017 season. He had also spent 15 seasons as a personnel executive for the Giants, as well as the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills.
Gettleman will officially be introduced during a news conference at the Giants’ Quest Diagnostics Training Center at 11:15 a.m. on Friday.
“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,” 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 — who met with Mara, Tisch and former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who served as a consultant during the general manager search — was one of four candidates to interview for the position, including interim Kevin Abrams, Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross and former NFL personnel executive and current ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, according to the team’s website.
Gettleman’s teams have made the Super Bowl seven times. Those teams include the 1990 and 1991 Bills, the 1997 Broncos, the 2000, 2007 and 2011 Giants and the 2015 Panthers, with Denver and two New York teams (2007, 2011) each winning championships.