The New York Giants have announced that former Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen is their new general manager, replacing the retiring Dave Gettleman.

“We are pleased and proud to name Joe as our general manager,” said Giants president John Mara in a team statement. “Throughout our search, Joe impressed us with his ability to communicate a progressive and comprehensive vision for our team. His philosophy and collaborative approach to building a roster and coaching staff align with what we were looking for in a general manager.”

Schoen (pronounced “Shane”) joined Buffalo in 2017 and has played an outsized role in helping the franchise become a perennial division champion and playoff contender. The move represents just how much the Giants’ owners are looking to change the culture as it’s the first GM hire outside of the organization since 1979.

The big question now is who Schoen will want to hire as his head coach. The Giants fired Joe Judge a couple of weeks back and are looking to reset their culture as they try to regain a foothold in the league following many disappointing seasons. The most obvious candidate at the moment is Brian Daboll, the Bills’ offensive coordinator. And while Mara told reporters last week that he wasn’t looking for a package deal in a GM and coach pairing, that duo would make a lot of sense for instant continuity.

In the meantime, there were plenty of reactions around the NFL world, especially from Giants fans, regarding the news.

Of course, it all comes down to wins and losses, but in the meantime, there is hope in the Giants organization once more.


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Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to