“Gettleman was the Giants’ pro personnel director from 1999 to 2012, before leaving to become the Panthers’ general manager,” Schefter wrote. “The Panthers fired him on the eve of training camp in July. The Giants still think highly of Gettleman. Many around the league believe he is the favorite to land the job, but the Giants would like to speak with others, as their scheduled interview with [John] Dorsey indicated.”
“Co-owners Mara and Steve Tisch almost always hire individuals with ties to the organization, and Gettleman has that,” Rapoport wrote.
In Carolina, Gettleman took a struggling team that was in a disastrous salary cap situation and turned them into a perennial contender in the NFC.
The Giants are still expected to interview other candidates. But with their preference being to hire a GM before hiring their next head coach, they may opt to move quickly on Gettleman.