Dave Gettleman already has three coaching candidates lined up, and knows who he wants to handle the draft for the New York Giants.
The New York Giants new general manager is wasting no time in getting ready for a very important offseason. Dave Gettleman knows that the two most important things on his to-do list are to hire a head coach and draft with a high pick. He reportedly already has plans for both of those decisions.
Gettleman already has three candiates lined up as possibilities for the next coach. According to Adam Schefter at ESPN, Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to interview for the head coaching job in the coming week.
Ownership is thought to want an experienced coach, and Schwartz coached the Detroit Lions for five seasons. He had limited success, making the playoffs once but finishing with a 29-51 record.
According to Jason La Canfora at CBS Sports, Gettleman is a fan of Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Wilks was a defensive assistant while Gettleman was the general manager of the Panthers, but has no coaching experience.
If John Mara and Steve Tisch are scared of hiring an unexperienced coach after Ben McAdoo’s disasterous tenure, it could make it more difficult for Gettleman to snag Wilks.
La Canfora also points to Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak as an outside option to get the job. Munchak is a Hall of Fame lineman who spent three seasons as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, finishing his tenure at 22-26.
Gettleman is wasting no time setting up his coaching search, nor is he wasting time in his draft preparation. Normally, Marc Ross, the former Vice President of Player Evaluation, handled the draft for the Giants, but with him being fired, the team needs somebody else to take that duty over.
According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Gettleman plans to handle the draft himself this year. He does have a scouting background, so it’s likely that he would have some input into the draft pick anyway.
It’s unclear yet whether Gettleman will handle the draft every year or just this week, but what is clear is that Gettleman is wasting no time in attempting to get the Giants back on track.