Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese recently interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their vacant GM position and could be in line to receive several more interviews in the coming weeks.
Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network report that Reese is a “name to watch” for various teams currently seeking a new GM.
Former Giants GM Jerry Reese has already interviewed with the Jaguars, according to sources informed of last week’s meeting, and Reese is a name to watch as at least five other teams go about their searches for GMs in the coming weeks.
Reese’s interview with Jacksonville is believed to be the first of their GM search and a potential hire would provide head coach Matt Rhule some level of familiarity.
Rhule was an assistant with the Giants in 2012 and he developed a friendly relationship with Reese, which could help pave the way to a reunion in Jacksonville.
Reese has remained very much out of the public eye since his firing in 2017. After spending several hours saying goodbye to those in East Rutherford, Reese vanished from view, turning down several podcast and media-related positions.
“I told him I have no doubt he would get another shot with another franchise,” Giants co-owner John Mara said at the press conference announcing Reese’s firing, “and that at some point in time I’m going to be answering questions about why I got rid of him in the first place.”
Prior to the Las Vegas Raiders hiring Mike Mayock as their GM in 2019, Reese declined an interview with the team.
Reese served 11 years as Giants general manager and won two Super Bowl titles during his tenure, compiling a 91-85 regular season record over that span.
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