Giants Co-Owner Tisch Reportedly Wants 'Major Overhaul'

Could Shurmur, Gettleman Both Be Sent Packing?
By , WFAN Sports Radio 66AM & 101.9 FM New York

As soon as the scoreboard clock in Sunday's Giants-Eagles game hits all zeroes, all eyes among Big Blue fans will turn to the team's ownership. Will coach Pat Shurmur return in 2020? Will general manager Dave Gettleman be back?

Co-owner John Mara has stayed mum on his thinking. But his partner, Steve Tisch, is in favor of "a major overhaul," ESPN's Jordan Raanan reported.

The report didn't elaborate on what exactly Tisch has in mind. Shurmur's seat has been searing for months. Gettleman's future has been murkier.

Earlier this month, Tisch made it clear he's not content with the state of the Giants, who are 4-11, telling WNBC's Bruce Beck: “It’s been a very frustrating season. At the end of the season John Mara and I are gonna get together and discuss the future. As partners we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season.”

Giants Chairman Steve Tisch talks with coach Pat Shurmur before their game against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 30, 2018, at MetLife Stadium.
Photo credit Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports

Mara generally handles the football affairs while Tisch oversees the business side. But with his family owning 50% of the team, Tisch's opinion certainly carries plenty of weight.

Shurmur has a 9-22 record in his two seasons with the Giants. His team is riding a two-game winning streak, although both of those victories came against fellow NFL lightweights Miami and Washington.

Gettleman has made some seemingly wise draft choices the past two years, highlighted by running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones.

However, his talent evaluation has otherwise been lacking and some of his business decisions have been curious.

For example, the acquisitions of Alec Ogletree, Patrick Omameh and Nate Solder haven't yielded great results. And the decisions to trade Odell Beckham Jr. one year into a new contract and bring back Eli Manning, who was benched two games into this season, resulted in nearly $40 million of wasted cap space.

In another move some have found head-scratching, Gettleman dealt two draft picks to the Jets in the middle of a lost season for impending free agent defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

The Giants, who have lost 10 or more games in five of the past six years, close out the season Sunday at home against Philadelphia and have a chance to play postseason spoiler to the Eagles.

The following day is widely regarded as "Black Monday," as several NFL coaches -- and perhaps some GMs, too -- will be handed their walking papers.

Will the Giants clean house for the second time in three years? We'll soon find out.

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