The best general manager in the National Football Conference (NFC) is Jerry Reese. On a list of the top General Managers in the game, Reese places 1st, followed by Kevin Colbert of the American Football Conference (AFC). In addition to being General Manager, Reese also serves as Senior Vice President of the New York Giants since 2007. Reese has won two Lombardi trophies as General Manager of the New York Giants and created a cohesive roster that has the potential to compete for years. Reese is a breath of fresh air as he highly believes in building his team through the draft and by pursuing free agents to give his team the necessary edge and finishing touches.
Currently around half of the Giants roster was acquired through college free agents. Reese signed starters like defense tackle Chris Canty, linebacker Michael Boley, center David Baas and safety Antrel Rolle, all of whom were free agents. For some Reese’s tactics are seen as daring or even risk taking. Then again, not many other general managers have two Super Bowl rings that can attest to their good judgment. Continue reading