New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen hosted his first press conference on Wednesday morning, detailing his role and excitement for the start of his tenure with Big Bue.
Schoen is coming over from the Buffalo Bills when he served as Brandon Bean’s right-hand man as assistant general manager. Schoen has proven to be an intricate part in developing a strong Buffalo roster that went toe to toe with the Kansas City Chiefs this past weekend in one of the best playoff games the NFL is ever hosted.
However, the Giants feature a tremendously different situation than Buffalo, including a full cultural rebuild and reworking the salary cap after Dave Gettleman left it in shambles this off-season.
One of the more interesting decisions that Schoen has to make is the fifth-year option of quarterback Daniel Jones, which will come due in May. Jones has been inconsistent during his first three seasons in the NFL, but the constant turnover of coaches and lackluster offensive line play has doomed him from the start.
Schoen came to support Jones at the podium but also provided himself an out, indicating they would review the film and evaluate him as a player.
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The Giants will continue to build around Daniel Jones in the meantime, but there is nothing stopping Schoen from moving on in 2023 when the quarterback class is more refined.
Of course, those decisions will be a more collaborative effort between the coaching staff and front office, but Schoen did mention the athleticism and physical attributes that Jones does bring to the table. Ultimately, the draft and the decision on his fifth-year option will tell us everything we need to know and how the new general manager feels about his quarterback.
As stated above, the Giants have a long way to go before reaching competence, but hiring a young, modernized GM is a step in the right direction.