Giants owner issues strong warning to team before 2020 season

Nov 24, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; A detailed view of the New York Giants helmet during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants co-owner John Mara has never been afraid to deliver the unfiltered truth when it comes to his team. Even after a strong 2020 NFL Draft by general manager Dave Gettleman, Mara didn’t hesitate to issue a warning to the entire organization about the upcoming season.

In a post-draft interview with The New York Post, Mara admitted he’s glad he kept Gettleman leading the front office this offseason. However, he also threw down the gauntlet by making it known expectations would be much higher this season.

“I thought we did a good job in free agency,” Mara said, via The New York Post. “We should be a better team this year; we better be a better team this year.”

Gettleman even admitted this offseason that he expected to be fired. After coming to New York planning for big things to turn this storied franchise around, Gettleman’s drafts and this team have fallen far short of expectations.

The Giants should have a better team next season after adding Andrew Thomas to the offensive line and safety Xavier McKinney in their secondary. Mara is also hopeful that new head coach Joe Judge will have a great impact and help turn this team around.

If the Giants fall short of expectations, though, far greater changes will come. Mara just issued a warning far in advance, now it will be on the coaching staff and players to save Gettleman’s job and possibly their own.