Mara optimistic about Giants future, GM Gettleman returning

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – While sick of the losing seasons, co-owner John Mara felt the New York Giants established a foundation and culture under rookie coach Joe Judge, giving him optimism the playoffs may not be far away.

Mara also disclosed 69-year-old Dave Gettleman would be back for a fourth season despite seeing the team win 15 games in his first three years as general manager.

The Giants went 6-10 under the recently turned 39-year-old Judge. They had a chance to win the NFC East until Washington beat Philadelphia in game where Eagles coach Doug Pederson pulled his starting quarterback with the game on the line.

Mara said he did not reach out to the Eagles for an explanation. He added said the Giants needed to win more than six games.

New York has been to the playoffs once (2016) since winning its fourth Super Bowl in February 2012.

The Giants took a significant financial hit in this season where the Giants did not have the benefit of fans in attendance at MetLife Stadium because of COVID-19 concerns. He did not say how much the team lost, but it would not affect the team’s ability to be active in the free agent market.

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