New York Giants expect to consider a wider range of candidates for GM search

EAST RUTHERFORD (N.J.) — The New York Giants are on the hunt for a general manager. Early returns suggest they will have a wider selection.

Expect a completely different approach when replacing retired General Manager Dave Gettleman.

Giants consulted Ernie Accorsi, a former GM, during their previous GM Search. They found that they preferred to stay within their comfort zones. Gettleman Marc Ross, Kevin Abrams, Louis Riddick and Kevin Abrams were all interviewed.

Riddick, an ESPN analyst was the only person considered outside the family. Abrams, Ross, and Gettleman were all working for the organization at that time. Gettleman had also been with the Giants prior to being fired by the Carolina Panthers. Gettleman was appointed, with Accorsi being the owner’s preferred candidate and the Giants preferring a GM who has experience.

Already, it feels different. Sources say John Mara, the co-owner of the Giants, has been making phone calls and aligning their candidate list for the past few weeks in preparation for this moment.

Mara stated that there will be a thorough search for the next general manager after Gettleman’s resignation Monday. This was following a disastrous 4-13 campaign. We are seeking a leader and communicator who can oversee all aspects of football operations including player personnel and college scouting.

According to one source, New York is perhaps more of a chief executive than ever. Sources said that Ryan Poles, the Kansas City Chiefs executive vice president of player personnel, and Joe Schoen, the assistant general manager of Buffalo Bills were two names that most frequently came up in conversations.

Here’s a look at the names of some people who have been reported to be (or may eventually) in the mix.

Ran CarthonGiants asked for an interview with the San Francisco 49ers’ director of player personnel. per NFL Network. He is the son of Maurice Carthon (former Giants fullback), and has worked on the personnel side of things most of his professional career. He was promoted to director for player personnel in the last year, making it seem like a significant leap.

Ryan Cowden:His 22-year career in the NFL has been a success, with six of them with the Tennessee Titans. He is currently vice president of player personnel. This position oversees all scouting (pro and college), and free-agency preparations. It doesn’t hurt that Titans are the AFC’s No. They are the No. 1 seed and have reached the playoffs four times in the last five years. Giants already Make a call.

Quentin HarrisFormer NFL safety is now the vice president of player personnel for the Arizona Cardinals. In almost every aspect of the operation, he works closely with GM Steve Keim. Harris was raised in a military household. He considered joining the FBI after he started scouting. Harris has spent his entire career with the Cardinals and there’s a belief that he can manage his own team.

Joe HortizHe is the director of player personnel at the highly respected Baltimore Ravens front desk, where he has been since 1998. Hortiz has vast personnel experience and has managed the team’s draft preparations over many years. Sources tell us that the Giants have been drawn to his talent search.

Monti Ossenfort:The Titans’ director for player personnel had previously worked for New England Patriots. This gives him extensive experience with overseeing the draft. This has never been more crucial than in this year’s draft, when the Giants have five picks in each of the first three rounds.

Adam PetersSince coming from Denver, John Lynch’s right-hand person has been John Lynch’s assistant general manager for 49ers. Peters is well-known for his ability to evaluate players and has been a close collaborator with San Francisco’s staff on player acquisition. Sources suggest that Peters would be a great asset to the Giants’ personnel and coaching departments.

Ryan PolesAccording to sources, the Giants are very fond of Poles. As a CEO, it is likely that he will bring more of an analytical approach and progressive approach to the organization than a scout.

Louis RiddickHe impressed the Giants’ ownership with his positive impression during their previous GM search.

Joe Schoen:Sources report that Bills assistant general manager is bright and versatile. A request has been made for an interview. On Wednesday morning, he spoke to the Giants via Zoom. Schoen has extensive experience in the areas of analytics, personnel, and football operations. He is the type of person that coworkers describe as “never stopping working”. He is expected be a popular candidate during this GM-hiring cycle.

Adrian WilsonAn ex-safety, an All-Pro with the Cardinals. He is the vice president of pro personnel. He has a strong reputation and is a rising star in the Arizona pro personnel organization, despite his focus on that side. He is the latest in a long line of Giants candidates who are primarily from playoff teams.

Other things to keep an eye on:Ryan Grigson (Cleveland Browns), Dan Morgan, Dan Morgan (Panthers), Catherine Raiche(Eagles), and Dave Ziegler (“Patriots”) are Ed Dodds (Indianapolis Colts).