The Buffalo Bills saw the first person this offseason leave their organization for new opportunities on Friday as assistant general manager Joe Schoen was named general manager with the New York Giants. However, he may not be the only person leaving for the Giants as Schoen has already interviewed offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. While, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is also expected to interview this weekend for their head coaching vacancy, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The connection certainly makes sense as Schoen has worked with Leslie Frazier since 2017 when both joined the Bills and since 2018 with Daboll when he was named offensive coordinator. The New York Giants would benefit from either coach as their head coach as Daboll and Frazier have both built impressive resumes during their time with the Bills.
Who Schoen decides to hire, and it isn’t a guarantee that either of those coaches will be the choice, could come down to what the new general manager thinks of Giants’ quarterback Daniel Jones.
New York Giants complete interview with Brian Daboll on Friday night
The former first round pick has struggled in his first three years with the Giants but if there is hope that he could still develop into that starting quarterback, there would be no better coach than Brian Daboll. He has done a tremendous job with Josh Allen and building an offense around him that has helped him become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. On Friday night, the New York Giants did announce they had already completed their interview with Brian Daboll.
If Schoen doesn’t believe that Jones is the answer, then a veteran coach like Leslie Frazier may make more sense. The New York Giants will be going through a rebuild and need a steady presence at the top.
The Giants also have some good players on the defensive side of the ball like James Bradberry, Blake Martinez, and Leonard Williams that could excel in Frazier’s defense. Either coach would be a great choice for the New York Giants and it will ultimately come down to what Joe Schoen envisions with the player currently on the roster.