Giants GM Dave Gettleman stayed mum as his team made the franchise-altering switch from Eli Manning to Daniel Jones. But one of his former players -- who has bashed him before -- is back for more. And it has nothing to do with the Manning situation.
"No dignity at all," former Giant Landon Collins told Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media when discussing Gettleman getting rid of him after last season. "I didn't know what was going on. He's a liar. He lied to everybody. So that's a man I do not trust. I would hope nobody else would, too."
Collins added that Gettleman did not talk to him at all before his Giants tenure ended.
In what has become a theme for Gettleman -- he signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a massive extension before changing course and trading him and brought Manning back for 2019 to start just two games -- he bungled the situation with Collins. Gettleman fielded trade offers for the safety, didn't strike a deal, and then let him walk for nothing.
Collins' recent comments about Gettleman are just the latest shots he's taken at the GM.
He said back in August that he was going to take out a lot of aggression when his Redskins played the Giants this season. And those comments were toned down from ones he made earlier this summer, where he said he would "run over" Gettleman and received a warning from the NFL to tone it down.
Along with Collins, Beckham has been extremely critical of Gettleman since his trade to the Browns, bashing him while still showing respect and appreciation for John Mara and the fans.
Beckham told GQ in August that the Giants sent him to the Browns "to die" and directed his ire toward Gettleman.
"They could never get past my past," he told GQ at the time about the Giants, while placing the blame for most of the bad blood on Gettleman while at the same time showing love for Mara.
Gettleman said during the offseason that he doesn't care what people think about him, and he hasn't fired back at either Collins or Beckham.
It remains curious that Gettleman has stayed silent while the team he is in control of benched Manning for Jones.
Head coach Pat Shurmur released a statement the day of the benching and spoke to reporters at length about it on Wednesday. And Manning indicated that he had spoken to Mara. Meanwhile, he has not said one word in public.