We learned earlier Monday that Giants GM Dave Gettleman was calling it a career, opening a vacancy atop the organization’s front office. Well, the organization has already started requesting interviews with potential replacements. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter ) that the Giants requested an interview with Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen. ESPN’s Field Yates tweets that the organization also requested an interview with Chiefs Executive Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles, while Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports tweets that Big Blue requested interviews with Titans VP of player personnel Ryan Cowden and Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort.
Schoen has been with the Bills organization since 2017, and he’s played a major role in the organization’s recent rise in the AFC. Before his stint in Buffalo, Schoen spent almost a decade in Miami (when he was endorsed by Bill Parcells), evolving from a national scout into director of player personnel. The executive also had a stint with the Panthers, working his way up from an intern in the ticket office.
Poles was mentioned as a candidate for the Panthers' GM job last offseason. The executive has spent much of his career with the Chiefs, working his way up from director of college scouting to executive director of player personnel, a position in which he works alongside GM Brett Veach and assistant GM Mike Borgonzi.
Ossenfort was also a candidate for the Panthers' GM gig. The executive previously worked in the Patriots' front office before moving on to Tennessee. Cowden has been with the Titans for six years, and that followed an almost two-decade stint with the Panthers organization.
Meanwhile, while many presumed that Giants assistant GM Kevin Abrams would be an option for the top gig, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post tweets that the executive “is not considered to be a candidate.” However, Abrams is respected within the organization and could stick around under a new GM.