The New York Giants will have a very different front office going into this season, and one of the big names to move positions is Kevin Abrams. While Abrams isn’t leaving the organization entirely, he’s not set to return as the assistant general manager under Joe Schoen. Instead, the team has hired Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown to fill that position.
Giants are hiring Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown as their Assistant GM, per sources. Eagles continue identifying and grooming young talent – Joe Douglas, Andrew Berry, Ian Cunningham, Patrick Stewart – that other teams recently promoted to high-ranking jobs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2022
As bad as this looks for Abrams, the team announced on the same day that he’ll still remain in the organization – just in a different role. In an announcement, Abrams was named the senior vice president of football operations and strategy.
“Kevin has been and will continue to be an invaluable resource for me and our staff,” general manager Joe Schoen said. “In his new role, Kevin will be assisting with the day-to-day football operation, administration and strategy of the organization moving forward.”
Despite the positive PR spin, this looks like the Giants sidelining Abrams in favor of reshaping the organization under Joe Schoen. A move like this, or Abrams leaving entirely, was inevitable given Abrams’ status as a prominent figure within previous years’ front offices.
Some might feel disappointed to see the Giants keeping around any notable names from the last regime, but based on the rapid changes we’ve seen so far, it’s doubtful much influence will be left over even if some front office members like Abrams remain in the franchise.
At the end of the day, everyone will still have to answer to new management – and it remains to be seen how long current members of the front office will remain even after surviving the first round of changes.