Recently, the New York Giants decided to interview a pair of Tennessee Titans front office members for their GM job. Luckily for Titans fans, it looks like they will go a different way.
The Giants confirmed on social media that they have hired Joe Schoen from the Buffalo Bills to be their new GM.
A GM job isn’t always just about who can put together the best draft class or who can sign the best players, it is equally as important to have a plan in place for who you would hire as your Head Coach.
To that end, Schoen made a lot of sense in New York, especially if he brings along current Bills OC Brian Daboll. In Buffalo, Daboll has put on a masterclass in taking a quarterback with raw potential and refining him into one of the most dangerous players in the NFL.
If anyone is going to be able to rehab Daniel Jones, it will be him, and if he can’t do it then he and the GM know what to look for in a developmental prospect.
Daboll hasn’t been hired by the Giants yet and they could still go another way with that decision. However, it is hard to believe that the Giants wouldn’t have strongly considered the Titans front office members if it was just about talent acquisition.
Monti Ossenfort is a fairly new addition to the Titans staff, but his short time in Tennessee and his time in New England has made him a highly regarded candidate around the NFL.
The sneaky-smart hire would have been Ryan Cowden. In recent years the Giants signed off on signing Logan Ryan, Adoree Jackson, and Austin Johnson who were all players drafted while Cowden was on the staff in Tennessee.
Having someone in the front office who has seen those players play at a high level and might be able to recommend some coaches that fit well with their personality might have been something worth looking at.
In the end, Tennessee Titans fans shouldn’t be making a case for why either Ossenfort or Cowden should have been hired. Instead, they should be excited about retaining the front office that turned a bottom-3 defense into an elite unit.