Giant fans were frustrated that former general manager Dave Gettleman was able to ‘retire’ with dignity and not face the public on his way out the door.
After all, he took a listing ship and basically sunk it. His poor drafts and mismanagement of draft capital and the salary cap left the Giants in dire straits.
But, as it turns out, Gettleman’s tenure wasn’t all bad. There was a foundation for Schoen to build on.
Gettleman did draft Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Dexter Lawrence, Andrew Thomas, Julian Love, Xavier McKinney, Azeez Ojulari, Shane Lemieux, Darnay Holmes, Gary Brightwell, and Darius Slayton.
He traded for, and re-signed Leonard Williams and also signed Adoree’ Jackson and Graham Gano.
In retrospect, Gettleman left the Giants with something to work with after all.