Report: Joe Schoen told Giants early on they were his No. 1 choice

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Report: Joe Schoen told Giants early on they were his No. 1 choice
© AP Joe Schoen is a member of the Buffalo Bills’ executive department and currently works as the assistant GM. He was hired in 2017 and since then, the Bills have been one of the best teams in the AFC. Last season, the Bills went as far as the AFC Championship Game, which was the deepest run the team has had in over 20 years. Schoen learned under Brandon Beane (one of the most successful general managers in football) and would make a valuable hire for the Giants this offseason.

The moment Dave Gettleman “retired” as general manager of the New York Giants, Joe Schoen became the favorite to replace him.

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Although Schoen, who had been serving as assistant general manager of the Buffalo Bills, had other teams calling him (see: Chicago Bears), he always had eyes for the Giants. And when he first met with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, he told them as much.

The Giants were never terribly concerned that Joe Schoen might take an offer from the Bears or anyone else because Schoen told them during the process that they were his No. 1 choice.

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There had been some lingering concern that the Giants were interviewing too large a pool of candidates and perhaps dragging their feet a bit. However, GM and head coaching interviews took place at a slower pace this year and ultimately, Mara and Tisch did not feel rushed. That was aided by Schoen’s early commitment.

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As patient as the trio was over the past two weeks, they’ve sped things up over the past 24 hours. Schoen got to work immediately after being hired, which was true to his word.

“It is an honor to accept the position of general manager of the New York Giants,” said Schoen. “I want to thank John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families for this tremendous opportunity. And obviously I am grateful to Brandon and the Bills for the experience I have had in Buffalo.

“Now, the work begins. My immediate focus is to hire a head coach, with who I will work in lockstep with to create a collaborative environment for our football operations. We will cast a wide net, it can be former head coaches, first-time head coaches but, more importantly, it has to be a person who possesses the ability to lead an organization and the ability to motivate and develop players. On the personnel side, we will begin to evaluate our roster and prepare for the draft and free agency. Our goal is to build a roster that will be competitive, have depth, and most importantly, win football games.”

The Giants are now on the hunt for a new head coach.

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