If you’re looking for a reason why the New York Giants have been a complete dumpster fire for the past five years, look no further than this report.
Back in 2018, the New York Giants hired Dave Gettleman to become the team’s new general manager and he entered an offseason where he had the No. 2 overall pick in the Draft and while many people believed the Giants would draft a quarterback because Eli Manning was in the backend of his career, the team decided to double down on an aging Eli and a roster that was coming off a 3-13 season.
It all culminated with Gettleman entering draft night in 2018 and deciding to not answer the phone call of the Denver Broncos, who were looking to move up to No. 2 to draft a quarterback. Instead Gettleman ignored the phone calls and drafted Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick, a move that has been widely criticized because of how devalued the running back position is.
What makes it even worse is that the New York Jets were so confident the Giants weren’t taking a quarterback, they didn’t even bother to engage in trade talks with their crosstown rival:
Now, no one is saying the Giants should have forced a pick and taken a quarterback or accept any trade offer from a team but to not even answer the phone? That seems like major organizational malpractice.