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Dave Gettleman is out as Giants GM. Who replaces him?

The Giants allowed Dave Gettleman to retire. It was a gutless move, but we don’t need to get too into it here (I actually spoke on it when I recently wrote how John Mara should be embarrassed with how he’s run this organization).

Moving forward, this team needs to find the absolute right replacement. Big Blue cannot waste even just one more season and dig itself deeper into this dark hole after five straight years of losing.

The search has begun…who have the Giants reportedly targeted thus far?

Bills Assistant GM Joe Schoen

Schoen has been the assistant general manager out in Buffalo for the last five seasons and has played a role in the overall development of the team. The Bills reached the postseason in Schoen’s first season in his current role and have made the playoffs in now four of the five years he’s been with the organization.

Titans VP of Player Personnel Ryan Cowden / Director of Player Personnel Monti Ossenfort

Cowden has been with the Titans for the last six seasons and has spent the last four in his current role.

Ossenfort, prior to his tenure with Tennessee (which began in 2020), spent 15 years with the Patriots and thus has a connection to head coach Joe Judge, who was previously the special teams coordinator for New England.

But of course, as of right now, Judge’s future may still be cloudy.

Chiefs Executive Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles

Poles began in his current role in June 2021. He’s been with Kansas City for over 12 years, having started out as a scouting assistant in 2009.

49ers Assistant GM Adam Peters // Director of Player Personnel Ran Carthon

Peters has been the 49ers VP of player personnel for the last four years and played a role in the organization reaching the Super Bowl during the 2019 campaign and then returning to the playoffs this season.

Ran Carthon, on the other hand, is in his first season in his current role. Prior to this season, Carthon was San Fran’s director of pro personnel for five years.

Cardinals VP of Player Personnel Quentin Harris // VP of Pro Personnel Adrian Wilson

Quentin Harris is in his first season as the Cardinals VP of player personnel. Arizona has undergone a great season and faces the Rams in the wild card round of the playoffs next Monday.

Wilson has been in his current role since February 2021 after he was director of pro scouting and a regional scout for the Cardinals.

Ravens Director of Player Personnel Joe Hortiz

Hortiz has been with the Ravens for 24 years.

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