Giants hire Bills exec Schoen as new GM
"Throughout our search, Joe impressed us with his ability to communicate a progressive and comprehensive vision for our team," Giants president John Mara said in a statement. "His philosophy and collaborative approach to building a roster and coaching staff align with what we were looking for in a general manager."
Schoen had been the Bills' assistant general manager since 2017 and was an important member of GM Brandon Beane's staff. The 42-year-old Schoen previously spent several years with the Miami Dolphins, serving as the team's director of player personnel for four seasons before joining Buffalo.
Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles and San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters were finalists for the job along with Schoen.
The Giants began looking for a new GM after Dave Gettleman retired on Jan. 10. New York posted a 19-46 record with zero playoff appearances and no winning seasons during Gettleman's four-season stint with the club.
Schoen's main challenge with the Giants will be hiring a head coach to replace Joe Judge, who was fired after the 2021 campaign.
"My immediate focus is to hire a head coach, with who I will work in lockstep with to create a collaborative environment for our football operations," Schoen said. "We will cast a wide net; it can be former head coaches, first-time head coaches but, more importantly, it has to be a person who possesses the ability to lead an organization and the ability to motivate and develop players."
New York interviewed Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll on Friday night, hours after hiring Schoen. It'll also interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday, reports ESPN's Jordan Raanan.
The Giants are expected to interview former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores as well, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team reportedly also intends to speak with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.