Giants Fire GM Jerry Reese

The Giants are now in search of both a new head coach and a general manager. The Giants have fired GM Jerry Reese, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com (on Twitter). Jerry Reese (vertical)

[RELATED: Giants Fire Ben McAdoo]

There is precedent for head coaches and GMs to be fired on the same day, but not necessarily during the season. In one fell swoop, the Giants have canned coach Ben McAdoo as well as the man who constructed his roster.

This season has been incredibly disappointing for the organization and our fans, and while it would be ideal to make these kinds of decisions at the conclusion of the season, we simply felt now is the time to prepare for a fresh start,” owner John Mara said in a statement released by the team. “I have great respect for both Jerry and Ben. Jerry has worked tirelessly for this franchise for 23 years. He has always communicated in a straight forward and honest manner.”

Although the Giants have enjoyed great success during Reese’s tenure – including two Super Bowl championships – he has made some perceived blunders in recent years. His timidity in moving up on draft day has left the Giants with some serious busts in the top rounds. This past offseason, he failed to strengthen the Giants’ offensive line even though it was one of the team’s most glaring needs.

Reese has been with the Giants organization since 1994, meaning that he’ll have to find a job elsewhere for the first time in 23 years. Ten years after coming on board as a scout, Reese became the team’s Director of Pro Personnel in 2004. Then, in 2007, he was promoted to GM.

Giants’ assistant general manager Kevin Abrams will take over as GM for the rest of the season, a person with knowledge of team’s moves tells Kinkhabwala (Twitter link). Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has been appointed as the team’s new interim head coach.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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24 comments on “Giants Fire GM Jerry Reese

  1. bush5104

    AND THERE IT IS!!! I got both of my wishes this Christmas!!! Thank you (again) Mara family!!!!

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    • Phattey

      Damn I really liked them , they were doing a fantastic job I just don’t understand why they would do this smh I really love where New York is in football right now

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  2. PasswordIsPassword

    Don’t get too excited. I’m sure you’ll be unhappy with the next hire.

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    • bush5104

      No, because the next coach will be a big name. Mark it down.

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  3. LA Sam

    Nick Saban…..still gotta prove u can coach w/the big boys, biggest US market, taken Jerry head-on twice a yr, and can set-up meetin ol mentor Bill in SB….Pull That Trigger !!!!

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    • Dwalt

      Wasn’t he linked to the job the last time it was open? Hopefully he doesn’t just use them to get a pay raise.

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      • Dwalt

        I forgot coaches always stay and never take other jobs bro.

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  4. driftcat28

    My crazy prediction: McDaniels will be the next head coach and Garropolo the new QB

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    • WalkersDayOff

      So the 9ers trade for Jimmy G and lose him instantly lol

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    • Thronson5

      Yea the 9ers aren’t giving up Jimmy G lol. They already said they plan on using the franchise tag this offseason and if he is looking like the next franchise QB they will sign him to an extension before next offseason which just by watching the little bit he’s played I think it’s safe to say they will lock him up next year. He’s not going anywhere anytime soon. I don’t think at least.

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    • stug14

      No way McDaniels moves. He’s waiting for Belichek to retire in 5-7.

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  5. Ironman_4life

    I’m going to assume that his key card will no longer work

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  6. Thronson5

    I’m thinking they go after McDaniels or Gruden as their next Head Coach and they will get a GM that works well with whoever they go after. I think they are going to absolutely try to grab a big name as far as Head Coach goes and they may try to get a GM that has never been a GM before like Riddick or someone like that. Just my thoughts. Either way as a football fan I’m happy for the Giants fans right now because this had to happen after this terrible season as after the Eli situation.

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  7. FBA17

    McDaniel will think twice on an ownership that’s so involved. For him to leave NE perfect scenario will have to present itself. Not sure aging QB is ideal. If he had known Jimmy G was going to SF he may have made that move. But he wants a younger controllable QB to start with.

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    • Thronson5

      That might actually be smart. Since it’s rumored he wants to get into a front office. Would be better for him than taking the Browns job that’s for sure.

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