As the Giants continue to plummet this season, the prospect of Pat Shurmur being let go as head coach has begun to come up lately. Even GM Dave Gettleman may be on the hot seat.
But that's a conversation the Giants will be having after the season -- not with four games still left to play.
Giants co-owner Steve Tisch was present at the March of Dimes' 36th annual Sports Luncheon to accept the Sports Leadership Award. During a short media availability, he was asked whether or not he believes Shurmur and Gettleman are the right men to lead this team back to greatness.
"Those decisions aren't going to be made today, so respectfully I'm going to wait until after the season and start those conversations with my partner," he told SNY.
Tisch gave a no answer, as he and John Mara will discuss where the Giants will go in the 2020 season and beyond.
Shurmur's record with the Giants thus far is 7-21, and there will likely be a couple more losses added to that by the end of the season. The Giants do have a very young roster, and maturation of their play will take some time. But Tisch knows that after another dismal season, everything from the GM, to the coaching staff, to the players must be assessed.
"It's a multi-step process," Mara explained. "After the season, John Mara and I are going to sit down and have a number of conversations. We're going to look at every situation, every opportunity, every option, and we're going to approach it from 35,000 feet and see really what needs improvement, we we need to do.
"Hopefully 2020 will result in a much better season next year."
Tisch is confident, however, that the Giants have their quarterback of the future in Daniel Jones. He has had his woes -- turning the ball over 21 times this season is at the top of the list -- but he has also shown flashes of great throws and natural athleticism that make the Giants confident he is their guy.
"I think Daniel Jones has demonstrated not only his athleticism and his talent as a quarterback, but he is a terrific young man," Tisch said. "He's poised, he's passionate. Eli has been a great mentor to him, and like any work in progress, it takes time and I really do genuinely appreciate the fans belief in Daniel and all of our players. Hopefully going into the 2020 season we will be a better team."
So, while Jones' status as the team's starting quarterback next season looks to be in tact, Shurmur and Gettleman's are up in the air. And as the Giants season comes to a close, Tisch and Mara may actually already be thinking about what direction they want to go in the future.