Long before the regular season ended, there was widespread speculation that New York Giants Director of College Scouting, Marc Ross, would draw the interest of several teams looking for a new General Manager. On the top of that list were the Carolina Panthers, who parted ways with Marty Hurney in late October. It is something current Giants GM Jerry Reese is very aware of, and something he addressed on Monday.
"Marc has done a terrific job for us," Reese said. "If he ends up going somewhere else, it will be a loss for us, but we’ll be happy for him if that’s the way it goes down."
It didn't take long for speculation to turn into reality as both the Panthers and New York Jets, who had fired GM Mike Tannenbaum on Black Monday, requested permission to speak with Ross about their respective GM positions.
At the end of last season, Ross interviewed with the Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears for their vacant GM positions, but each team decided to head in a different direction.
But Ross isn't the only member of the Giants staff gaining interest around the league. Long-time executive Dave Gettleman will also interview for the Panthers GM job at the request of Ernie Accorsi, and his name is likely to pop up elsewhere as five General Managers were fired on Monday.
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