New York Giants Hire New General Manager
The first general manager hiring of the 2022 offseason has been made. The New York Giants have hired Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen to replace the retired Dave Gettleman. Schoen reportedly landed the job over San Francisco assistant general manager Adam Peters and Kansas City executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles.
Schoen has spent the last five years in Buffalo building a limited roster into a legitimate Super Bowl contender in a short time period. The Bills have been aggressive in adding veteran talent (Stefon Diggs, Emmanual Sanders, Cole Beasley) and have hit on several draft picks (Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Dawson Knox, Gabriel Davis to name a few).
With the way Buffalo has built its identity and the personnel currently available on the Ginats' roster, the hire makes sense and there should be a pretty clear path forward once a head coach is hired. The Giants have some pieces on defense and will likely build their offense around RB Saquon Barkley--much like Buffalo did with its running game, especially early in Josh Allen's development.
Schoen also spent time with Carolina and Miami and will have two top ten picks at his disposal come April's draft.