Kevin Abrams will change roles in the organization
The New York Giants will have a very different front office this season, and one of the big names to change roles is Kevin Abrams. Although Abrams isn’t leaving the organization entirely, he isn’t set to return as assistant general manager under Joe Schoen. Instead, the team hired Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown to fill the position.
The Giants are hiring Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown as assistant general manager, the sources say. The Eagles continue to identify and groom young talent – Joe Douglas, Andrew Berry, Ian Cunningham, Patrick Stewart – whom other teams have recently promoted to senior positions.
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As bad as that sounds for Abrams, the team announced the same day that he would still be staying with the organization – just in a different role. In one announcement, Abrams was named senior vice president of football operations and strategy.
“Kevin has been and will continue to be an invaluable resource to me and our staff,” said general manager Joe Schoen. “In his new role, Kevin will be involved in the day-to-day football operations, administration and strategy of the organization going forward.”
Despite the positive PR spin, it looks like the Giants are pushing Abrams aside in favor of overhauling the organization under Joe Schoen. A move like this, or Abrams’ departure altogether, was inevitable given Abrams’ status as a prominent figure in the front offices of years past.
Some might be disappointed to see the Giants keep notable names from the last regime, but based on the rapid changes we’ve seen so far, it’s unlikely there will be much influence left even if some frontline members office as Abrams remain in the franchise.
Ultimately, everyone will still have to respond to the new leadership – and it remains to be seen how long the current members of the front office will stick around even after surviving the first round of changes.