Giants new GM Dave Gettleman will meet with CB Eli Apple Wednesday to discuss his tumultuous 2017 season.
Gettleman made note on WFAN Tuesday night that he couldn't comment on Apple's on and off the field issues this season because he hasn't spoken with him yet. However, that will quickly change as Apple and Gettleman get to know each other.
The 67-year-old GM has preached a healthy locker room environment where respect is key to forming a good team.
"The plan is I am going to meet with him today," Gettleman said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "One thing I learned is culture is critical...bottom line you have to develop a culture where people are accountable, people respect each other and earn the right to win. Meaning they leave it all on the field."
Apple has made headlines all season after various on and off the field altercations from threatening to leave a team meeting after teammates pointed out his lack of effort in games, tweeting on the sideline during the team's Week 14 matchup against the Cowboys, and his most recent back-and-forth arguing with S Landon Collins, who referred to the 22-year-old corner as a "cancer."
Fellow CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said the offseason will help mend the relationship between the two teammates, but Gettleman has the power to relieve Apple of his duties with the Giants if he so pleases.
When Apple was on the field this season, he wasn't great as he posted 49 combined tackles, eight passes defended, and didn't record an interception in 11 games. He was also flagged eight times the entire season, but saw five of them come in the first five weeks. He was flagged twice for defensive pass interference against the Eagles in Week 3, which amounted to 77 penalty yards.
Based on his four-year, $15 million rookie contract, Apple is set to be a $4.13 million cap hit next season if he stays on the books.