NFL rumors: If (when) Giants fire Dave Gettleman, Patriots executive could be atop John Mara’s wish list


The clock is winding down on the Dave Gettleman era with the New York Giants. Destined for a top-10 draft pick for the fourth straight year, it seems it’s a matter of when, not if, John Mara tells his general manager to clean out his desk.

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As for who would get Gettleman’s office, ESPN reports New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio could be on Mara’s wish list of GM candidates. According to NBC Sports Boston, Caserio signed a contract extension in February, after receiving overtures from Bill O’Brien, who has since been fired as Houston Texans head coach and GM. But ESPN reports Caserio’s deal allows him to leave New England “whenever he wants to.”

As for why Caserio would pack his bags and head down I-95, NBC Sports Boston reports “the Giants are an intriguing fit for Caserio, who worked with New York’s current head coach, Joe Judge, for eight seasons in New England. Judge is the Giants’ fifth coach in the last five years, so if New York is seeking some continuity, it could pair the head coach with a familiar face.”

Among the other names which could be on the Giants’ short list of GM candidates, ESPN reports you can expect to hear about the following people:

– Eliot Wolf, the former Cleveland Browns executive now working for the Patriots as a consultant

– Minnesota Vikings assistant GM George Paton

– Buffalo Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen

– Kansas City Chiefs director of football operations Mike Borgonzi

– Indianapolis Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds

– Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel John Spytek

– Seattle Seahawks VP of football operations Scott Fitterer

– Seahawks VP of player personnel Trent Kirchner

– Former Cleveland Browns VP of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith

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