Dave Gettleman, who spent 15 years with the New York Giants before leaving after the 2012 season to spend four seasons with the Carolina Panthers as their general manager, interviewed for the Giants vacant general manager position today, the team announced.
Gettleman met with team co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, and with former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who is coordinating the search for the team’s next general manager.
In his four seasons at the helm of the Panthers, the 66-year-old Gettleman built teams that went 40-23-1 and won three consecutive NFC South titles. In 2015, the Panthers enjoyed a 15-1 record and went to the Super Bowl that season.
Over the course of his 30-year NFL career, Gettleman has been part of seven Super Bowl teams: Buffalo in 1990 and 1991; Denver in 1997; the Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011; and the Panthers in 2015. He’s also been part of 16 playoff teams in his NFL career.
Gettleman began his career with the Giants in 1998 as an assistant pro personnel director. He was promoted to pro personnel director the following year after Tim Rooney, the incumbent, retired, and held that position until 2012 when he was named the team’s senior pro personnel analyst.
Gettleman is the second candidate to interview for the Giants’ GM position. On Monday, Marc Ross, the Giants vice president of player evaluation, interviewed with Mara and Accorsi. Ross interviewed with Tisch Tuesday.