The New York Giants are seemingly ready to make a major change in the front office. Well, somewhat major. The Giants are expected to move on from general manager Dave Gettleman this offseason. It is believed that Gettleman will receive a “graceful exit,” like a retirement party instead of a firing. Giants fans are excited for this moment and eager for their team to find a new general manager. But a recent discussion has suggested assistant general manager Kevin Abrams as the next best candidate.
Former New York Giants kicker and Super Bowl Champion Lawrence Tynes recently made a controversial suggestion to the fanbase on Twitter. Tynes suggested that “Kevin Abrams should be the NEW Giants GM in 2022.” Many fans were outraged by this idea and quick to express their disagreement with the former Giants player. In fact, one former New York Giants executive scout expressed their disagreement with Lawrence Tynes’s idea on Twitter:
Former New York Giants scout chimes in:
Steven E Verderosa is a three-time NFL champion that spent 33-years in the league as a scout. He was an executive scout with the New York Giants from 1988 to 2020. Verderosa recently retired from the league and now works with Pro Football Network. Steven recently chimed in on the Kevin Abrams discussion on Twitter:
@lt4kicks Kevin has been the one negotiating the bad signings ( Solder, Golladay,etc.) He is not a football guy,never played,coached or scouted. NEED A FOOTBALL GUY!
— Steven E Verderosa (@SteveV_PFN) December 23, 2021
Steven is a credible football mind that has insight into the New York Giants organization. Being a former scout for the Giants, Verderosa has worked alongside Kevin Abrams in the past. He does not think Abrams is a good general manager candidate as he is a money guy and “not a football guy.”
Kevin Abrams career history
Kevin Abrams began his football career working for the NFL Management Council as a Salary Cap Analyst. He then continued as an intern in numerous football programs, such as Ohio University, the Buffalo Bills, the Washington Football Team, and the London Monarchs. Kevin Abrams has been with the Giants for his entire professional career, starting in 1999.
Abrams started out with the Giants as a Salary Cap Analyst (1999-2001) before being promoted to Assistant General Manager. Abrams filled that position from 2002 to 2017 before becoming the Interim General Manager to close out the 2017 season after Jerry Reese was fired from the General Manager position. Abrams interviewed for the Giants’ General Manager position, but the team selected Dave Gettleman instead. Abrams was kept on staff, though, as a VP of Football Operations and Assistant GM from 2018 till now.
Kevin Abrams is a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning two rings with the New York Giants (XLII & XLVI). He has been with the Giants for over two decades. If John Mara wants to go with an in-house hiring, Abrams makes sense. But as seen in his career history, Kevin Abrams has worked almost exclusively as a salary cap manager. Fans want a General Manager that can find and scout talent to build a competitive roster. Kevin Abrams will not be the hiring that fulfills that wish for New York Giants fans.