Best and Worst Moments of the Dave Gettleman Era?

Thoughts? What, if anything, did Dave do right and what was his biggest blunder?
The worst moment of Gettleman’s career was when he was hired. The best was when he retired. I remain unconvinced that he or Reese had the power in the organization that John Mara claims has “always” existed.
 

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The worst moment of Gettleman’s career was when he was hired. The best was when he retired. I remain unconvinced that he or Reese had the power in the organization that John Mara claims has “always” existed.
If you're talking like George Young had, then no, he didn't.
 
The 2018 draft class could have just one member on the 2022 roster--Saquon. That's another poor job by the GM, IMO.
Your right! To make matters worse he traded JPP in 2018 for 3rd pick. With that 3rd pick he drafted JB Hill.
He traded JB Hill to the Bengals for Billy Price. So basically, He trade JJP two time Super Bowl Champ for Billy Price.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
 

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Your right! To make matters worse he traded JPP in 2018 for 3rd pick. With that 3rd pick he drafted JB Hill.
He traded JB Hill to the Bengals for Billy Price. So basically, He trade JJP two time Super Bowl Champ for Billy Price.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
Hadn't thought of it that way, but I see the logic.
 

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He wasn't very good at maximizing the value of players he was trading. Marcus Golden + OBJ just to name two.
He got the equivalent of three first round picks for OBJ. Now you can question what he did with those picks (one of which was Peppers) and I'd agree there, but to say he didn't get excellent value in that trade isn't accurate, IMO.

As for Golden, I thought they should have aimed for a conditional draft pick. I thought that value was low.
 
He got the equivalent of three first round picks for OBJ. Now you can question what he did with those picks (one of which was Peppers) and I'd agree there, but to say he didn't get excellent value in that trade isn't accurate, IMO.

As for Golden, I thought they should have aimed for a conditional draft pick. I thought that value was low.
Nor sure how they got 3 1st rd picks for OBJ?
 
Dorsey wanted him badly and Gettleman fleeced him.
I don't know how Dave fleeced the Browns. OBJ was a generational talent who was voted to Pro Bowls 2014 to 2016. He was a 3 time All Pro. What did the Giants get for OBJ, 2019 1st round draft (Lawrence), 3rd pick X -Man and Jabrill Peppers. Lawrence is a slightly above average DT who I doubt will get a 5th year option.
X-Man is a role player. Peppers hasn't been that good as a safety. I doubt he will be signed this offseason.
Dave, I remember saying he wouldn't do the deal if Peppers wasn't included. I could understand why since he let Landon Collions walk. Collins was 1st year All Pro and three-time Pro Bowl player drafted by Jerry Reese. IMO Gettleman had a chance to maximize OBJ's value but he blew it.
 
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On 11/11/21 Pat Leonard of the Daily News reported:

“Back in March 2018, the Rams talked with the Giants about possibly trading for Beckham, as first reported by the News. The San Francisco 49ers and Patriots also entered the bidding, but the Giants eventually gave Beckham a contract extension that summer, only to trade him in the spring of 2019 to Cleveland.

The Giants’ initial asking price in a Beckham Rams trade in March 2018 was a first-round pick plus other assets, according to sources. But GM Dave Gettleman upped the asking price to two first-round picks once the talks were outed publicly and the bidding heated up. That price, combined with Beckham’s desire for a new contract, led the Rams to back off.”

Dave could have done a sign and trade with the Rams who wanted OBJ and OBJ wanted to play for them. Dave could have possibly gotten two 1st round draft picks from the Rams and maybe a player or two also.
He really failed to maximize that situation.
 
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Yes, Jerry Reese drafted pro bowl players who could have helped the Giants win but they were either not signed to a second contract or were traded. Dave had a big role in that. IMHO when you let talented players get away you have to replace them. Usually with expensive free agents (Kenny Golladay, Adoree Jackson etc.) or future draft picks who could have been used to continue to build a team instead of replacing players you had and let get away. JMHO!
 
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I don't know how Dave fleeced the Browns. OBJ was a generational talent who was voted to Pro Bowls 2014 to 2016. He was a 3 time All Pro. What did the Giants get for OBJ, 2019 1st round draft (Lawrence), 3rd pick X -Man and Jabrill Peppers. Lawrence is a slightly above average DT who I doubt will get a 5th year option.
X-Man is a role player. Peppers hasn't been that good as a safety. I doubt he will be signed this offseason.
Dave, I remember saying he wouldn't do the deal if Peppers wasn't included. I could understand why since he let Landon Collions was walk. Collins was 1st year All Pro and three-time Pro Bowl player drafted by Jerry Reese. IMO Gettleman had a chance to maximize OBJ's value but he blew it.
OBJ wasn't quite the same after his injury yet the Browns gave up a lot to get him. I have theories on why Landon Collins was allowed to walk, but no concrete proof.
 
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