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Rather, the incoming GM will help lead the head coaching search and have input on who’s hired. That is, of course, how it should be.
But what of the team’s personnel? Where do the players who were brought in under the previous regime fit? That, too, will be up to the new GM and head coach to decide.
“In terms of Daniel (Jones) or Saquon (Barkley) or anyone else you want to ask me, that’s going to be between the general manager and the head coach,” co-owner John Mara told reporters on Wednesday.
That comment is in stark contrast to what Mara has said about Jones and Barkley in the past. He’s long viewed them as anchors of the team and foundational rocks to build upon. But things have changed. Losing has changed the team’s trajectory.
And again, that’s how it should be. Nothing should be forced on the incoming general manager or head coach, whether that’s fair or not to the players. The entire process has failed and a fresh start isn’t just a good idea, it’s imperative to turn this ship around.
Both Jones and Barkley have underperformed in recent years and the reasons why no longer matter. Things have to change even if that means the Giants eat their losses and part ways with high draft picks.