By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Giants want to change the culture within their locker room and front office. Instead of hiring a former Giants guy, the team went on the outside to hire their new GM.
The team has announced that Joe Schoen is their new GM. He was previously the Buffalo Bills assistant GM before being hired by the Giants.
He was the Bills assistant GM for five seasons.
“We are pleased and proud to name Joe as our general manager,” said Giants president John Mara. “Throughout our search, Joe impressed us with his ability to communicate a progressive and comprehensive vision for our team. His philosophy and collaborative approach to building a roster and coaching staff align with what we were looking for in a general manager.”
Schoen is the team’s fifth GM since 1979. During this time, the team had George Young, Ernie Accorsi, Jerry Reese, and recently retired Dave Gettleman.
Kevin Abrams, who has been with the team for two decades, previously served as interim GM for four games when Reese was fired by the team.
“Joe is the kind of exceptional leader we sought to oversee our football operations,” said chairman Steve Tisch. “We will do whatever it takes to support Joe’s vision and strategic plan for success. We are excited to begin this next chapter with Joe as our general manager.”
Before working for the Bills, he also worked for the Miami Dolphins from 2008 through 2016. He began as a national scout, then assistant director of college scouting, and then director of player personnel.
Schoen also was employed by the Carolina Panthers. The 42-year-old worked for the Panthers from 2001 through 2007.
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