New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman wants everyone to know and trust that Big Blue has a plan in place.
Over the last few weeks, New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman has made moves that have raised some eyebrows.
Earlier in March, he decided not to implement the franchise tag on All-Pro safety Landon Collins. Collins eventually signed a long-term deal with the Washington Redskins.
Gettleman then traded away Pro Bowl LB Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns for G Kevin Zeitler. And now, star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is officially a Brown as well. The Giants decided to trade him last Tuesday for a first-round pick (17th overall), a third-round pick and S Jabrill Peppers.
Gettleman had a chance on Monday to address the media about the moves that were made, and what they’re eventually going to lead to.
“Talks were initiated by the Browns. John [Dorsey] knew we weren’t just going to give Odell away…there was considerable back and forth,” Gettleman mentioned on a conference call with reporters.
“We didn’t sign Odell to trade him, but things change. Another team made an offer we couldn’t refuse.”
“Trust me, we got a plan,” the Big Blue GM said. “Everybody wants answers now.”
“You gotta trust me.”
Many people were livid with the fact that Gettleman and the Giants decided to get rid of Vernon, Collins and Beckham, but kept QB Eli Manning for the 2019 season. It will be Manning’s 16th year as an NFL quarterback, and many want the Giants to find his successor.
Big Blue has 12 picks in this upcoming NFL Draft. With two in the first round (sixth and 17th), the Giants have a clear path to rebuild the organization.
One of those two early picks could also be used to find the quarterback of the future.