On Friday morning, the New York Giants announced Joe Schoen as their new General Manager.
“We are pleased and proud to name Joe as our general manager,” said Giants president John Mara in a statement. “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.”
He will become the fifth GM in the franchise history since 1979 and will be succeeding Dave Gettleman as he retired just days after the regular season finished.
Schoen spent the last five seasons with the Bufallo Bills as an asistant GM and teamed with the team’s General Manager Brandon Beane to make the team a championship contender. Together they hired Sean McDermott as the franchise’s head coach and brought in Josh Allen, Steffon Diggs, Devin Singletary, Dawson Know, and Micah Hyde.
Now, his first assignment as the new GM will be to hire a head coach that takes the Giants to a new era of football in the NFL.
“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”, said Schoen on the Giants press release.
The Giants finished the season last in the NFC East with a 4-13 record and have two of the first seven pick in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.