NFL sources on what’s next for Giants following Jason Garrett firing

Giants Dave Gettleman talking to Joe Judge, Jason Garrett on field

Jason Garrett became the first person to pay for the Giants’ failures this season. He probably won’t be the last. The Giants have been too bad for too long to think they can fix their problems by simply changing offensive coordinators.

That’s why so many around the league are sure that big changes are coming to the Giants organization. They only question they have is: Will John Mara really do everything he needs to do?

That means not just firing GM Dave Gettleman, or nudging him into retirement, but also not reflexively handing the reins of the organization to his top assistant, Kevin Abrams. It means taking a serious look at outside candidates for the job, which they haven’t done since back in 1979.

And it means giving some serious thought about whether they’re really sure about Daniel Jones as their franchise quarterback, especially since they’re likely sitting on two top-10 picks in the next draft. And it even means taking a critical look at head coach Joe Judge, who already has a vote of confidence from Mara, but has a 9-17 overall record and has yet to show he’s really up to the job.

Everything – absolutely everything – has to be on the table for a franchise that has been to the playoffs once in the last 10 years and is on its way to its seventh season of double-digit losses in the last eight.

“There’s no halfway when you’ve been as bad as they’ve been for that long,” said one NFL source. “Cosmetic changes aren’t good enough. They always say they’re willing to do things differently. We’re about to find out if they’re serious.”

“Either they really want to change things and fix their problems,” said another league source, “or they don’t.”

The biggest expected change is the easiest one: It seems like a lock that the 70-year-old Gettleman will be gone after the season, one way or the other. His four-year record is a dismal, indefensible 18-40, and the…


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