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Giants hire Dave Gettleman as GM, opens the door for plenty of trade rumors

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The Giants have found their man.

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The New York Giants joined the Cleveland Browns in not wasting time finding a new general manager. Both teams fired their GM in December, and both teams have found a replacement. Three weeks after the Browns hired John Dorsey, the Giants have hired Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman.

There has been a lot of speculation Gettleman would get the job given his history with the organization. After spending 1998 as a scout for the Giants, Gettleman was pro personnel director from 1999 to 2011, and then senior pro personnel analyst in 2012. He left for the Panthers GM job in 2013.

A change in the front office means changes in philosophy. Gettleman has Giants history so I’m not expecting particularly drastic changes, but a new GM offers the potential for some unexpected moved. The one most hope for would involve the Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. They have him under contract in 2018 with his fifth year option, but it has been just bumpy enough that maybe the new GM decides he wants to shake things up. I doubt it happens, but it’s at least on the radar for non-Giants fans.

In the meantime, the Giants will now move to figuring out their coaching staff. They have a jump on the inevitable Black Monday firings, but they won’t be interviewing any current assistants until next week after the season ends for a lot of teams.