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Who will the Giants hire to replace Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge? Here are our picks for John Mara's next GM and coach

Who will the Giants hire to replace Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge? Here are our picks for John Mara's next GM and coach

After retiring and then firing Joe Judge, there is a need for a new general manager and head coach.

Who will fill those seats?

The Giants are currently going through their GM search, with nine well-known candidates, then they'll let the new GM lead the search for the new coach. Perhaps they'll pursue a package deal though it doesn't actually happen very often.

The sooner the Giants hire a general manager, the sooner theyll be able to begin their head coaching quest. One will affect the other, which makes this situation more different than most other openings.

Here are our picks (not predictions) for who those people should be not who they will be :


General manager: Ryan Poles, Chiefs executive director of player personnel

The Poles has been in Kansas City for 12 years, learning from the likes of Andy Reid, Scott Pioli, John Dorsey and current GM Brett Veach. Reid-run organizations (a.k.a the Eagles and Chiefs) have always focused on positioning quarterbacks in position to succeed and building their roster through the offensive/defensive lines first. Dave Gettleman tried, and failed, at the latter point but the Poles, only 36, should be better suited to fix the Giants

Poles is considered one of the most prominent GM players in the country last year, but has been a surprise finalist for the Panthers last year.

The Giants have already written an initial interview with the Poles, but they don't expect him to be a finalist for the Giants next week.

Nathaniel Hackett, the Packers' offensive coordinator, has been named head coach.

Aaron Rodgers is still fully involved in game-planning and often speaks to the whole team, which described Hackett as "creative, thoughtful, extremely high-energy and a little quirky" in a way that is helpful to connect with and inspire this generation of players.

The Giants should be considering a well-seasoned coach to help him tackle what has been the worst offense in the NFL in two years. It seems like his personality might inject some life into the offensive process, which had grown boring and stale.

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General manager: Ryan Poles, Chiefs executive director of player personnel

Joe Schoen, the Bills' assistant manager, might be considered the early favorite, but don't forget about Poles, who has helped create a consistent winner in Kansas City. (And the Vikings are also interested in Schoen.) Poles was a finalist for the Panthers' GM job last year.

Poles are in Year 13 with the Chiefs, so he has been a part of their rise from losing organization to Super Bowl champions.

After four years of Gettleman's old-school nonsense, the Giants need a fresh outside voice and perspective. Jon Robinson was just 40 when the Titans made him their GM in 2016 and he has transformed them into a thriving team.

The Poles have been involved with the Chiefs' college scouting, which is the foundation for how theyve become such a great team. And the NFL Draft is also the likeliest and most reliable path for the Giants to become a competent franchise again.

Brian Daboll, the offensive coordinator for the Bills, is the head coach.

The Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is the likely head coach combo for the Giants in the past three years, including with the Giants in 2020 before they hired Judge. But Bieniemy hasnt received any known interest yet this offseason.

Bieniemy's strengths and weaknesses will be evidently well understood by Poles, even if the new head is a winner.

Daboll, who helped mold quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills over the past four seasons, has some common ground, since Daboll was the Chiefs' offensive coordinator in 2012, a year before Andy Reid's arrival.

Daboll is ten years older than the Poles, but they grew up an hour and a half apart, both in small-town Western New York Poles in Canandaigua (near Rochester) and Daboll in Athol Springs (near Buffalo). Daboll played at the University of Rochester.

The Giants might use a powerful, offensive-minded coach like Daboll to resolve their biggest weakness, the offense, and football-wise.

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