After multiple rounds of interviews with phenomenal candidates, theNew York Giants are expected to decide on their vacant general manager position on Friday.
San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters, Kansas City chief executive Director of player personnel Ryan Poles, and assistant general manager from the Buffalo Bills Joe Shoen have all enjoyed second interviews with Big Blue. Ownership gave the decision plenty of thought and time, but my final prediction is that they elect to hire Joe Shoen as the future general manager.
Schoen is a prestigious candidate to take over the position Dave Gettleman left behind, in utter disarray. Schoen has 20 years of scouting and executive experience in the NFL, including five years with Buffalo.
During Joe’s tenure with the Bills, their draft selections have been far more successful and effective, building an elite quarterback in Josh Allen and a phenomenal defense that has sustained injury and maintained excellence throughout the season.
Buffalo hosts the number one defense in points allowed per game this year, allowing just 17. Offensively, they rank 5th in yards per game with 381.9 and 3rd in points per game at 28.4.
The Giants would be hard-pressed to find another candidate as qualified as Schoen, but Peters and Poles undoubtedly give him a run for his money.
In the scenario that the Giants roll with Schoen as their new general manager, Ryan Dunleavey of the New York Post hears that Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is at the top of his head coaching candidates list.
Least surprising ‘news’ ever … but I’m hearing Joe Schoen does indeed have Brian Daboll at top of his HC candidates and Adam Peters does have Brian Flores at top. Sometimes it really is as simple as Connect the Dots, even though you have to do the work to confirm. #giants
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) January 21, 2022
Daboll is an incredibly intriguing head coach with an offensive mind, something fans desire at this point. Helping develop Josh Allen into the quarterback, he is today and devising a scheme that complements his style of play is at the forefront of Daboll’s accomplishments.
With roster changes unlikely during the postseason, Schoen would start with the Giants immediately, preparing for the Senior Bowl and getting his front office staff in place.