Joe Schoen gesturing with hands on practice field with players behind him

Here is what you need to know about new Giants GM Joe Schoen, who had become Bills GM Brandon Beane‘s right-hand man while helping Buffalo turn into a yearly Super Bowl contender…

Schoen’s rise with the Bills

Schoen had been with the Bills for the last five seasons after joining the team in 2017.

In 2019, Schoen described his role:

“I work with the analytics department, I work with our personnel department, sometimes with football operations,” he told The Buffalo News. “I work with our communications. I touch a lot of different departments throughout the building … A lot of my background is the personnel, so watching film — pro, college draft prospects, free agency, the waiver wire — that’s a majority of my day.”

Said Schoen on his relationship with Beane:

“With the Bills, I think Brandon and I are aligned in that we both believe in the draft and building through the draft. It’s kind of our Super Bowl, our chance to affect the roster moving forward, not just in 2019 but hopefully on into the future. We understand the task at hand and how important it is. There’s not a big margin for error.”

Joe Schoen

While Schoen had only been working for the Bills for the last five seasons, his relationship with Beane goes back roughly 20 years, when he began his NFL career as an intern for Beane with the Carolina Panthers — a job that led to him being hired full-time by Carolina.

“He’s going to be a GM,” Beane told The Athletic about Schoen in 2019. “The thing about him is that he’s smart enough to know that he’s still learning and growing, and he’s trying to get stronger at his craft. He wants to be totally ready when he gets in there.

“Instead of just rushing to the seat and then trying to figure it out, Joe’s that guy that he wants to have all the answers to the test before he goes and sits down. Very few people are like that. There’s so many people in this business that are just trying to…

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