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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is returning for a fourth season with the same title and responsibilities, team co-owner John Mara announced Wednesday.
Mara said he “really didn’t contemplate” firing Gettleman despite the Giants’ 6-10 record this season, citing the GM’s relationship with first-year head coach Joe Judge and their personnel moves over the past year.
“I think the way Dave and Joe worked together, I thought our personnel decisions were really sound this year,” Mara said. “I feel better about our roster than I have in years. I think the two of them working together have started the building process of something that can have sustained success going forward.
“And I just didn’t think that making a change at this point in time was something that was going to be beneficial for us.”
The Giants have a 15-33 record with Gettleman as the GM, losing at least 10 games each season. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets have compiled worse records during that span.
The Giants have conceded there were key personnel miscalculations in 2018 that set the organization back. But Gettleman