Joe Schoen
New York Giants
Position:General manager
Personal information
Born: (1979-07-11) July 11, 1979 (age 43)
Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.
Career information
Career history
As an executive:

Joseph Schoen (SHANE) (born July 11, 1979) is an American football executive who is the general manager of the New York Giants, of the National Football League (NFL). Schoen previously served as the assistant general manager for the Buffalo Bills from 2017 to 2021. Schoen began his NFL career as a scout for the Carolina Panthers before serving in the scouting department for the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2016 and joining the Bills in 2017.

Early years

A native of Elkhart, Indiana, Schoen played college football at DePauw University as a quarterback as a freshman and wide receiver his final three years, serving as a captain during his senior season. He was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He graduated from DePauw University in 2001 with a communications degree.[1]

Executive career

Carolina Panthers

In 2001, Schoen began his career as a scouting assistant for the Carolina Panthers before being hired as an area scout in 2002.[2]

Miami Dolphins

In 2008, Schoen joined the Miami Dolphins as a national scout. In 2013, he was promoted to assistant director of college scouting and was again promoted to director of player personnel in 2014.[3]

Buffalo Bills

On May 14, 2017, Schoen was hired by the Buffalo Bills as their assistant general manager, reuniting with general manager Brandon Beane, whom Schoen worked with during his time in Carolina.[4][5] Schoen worked with Brian Daboll, whom he ended up hiring as the Giants head coach after being hired as the Giants general manager.[6] Schoen was there when the team drafted Josh Allen.

New York Giants

On January 21, 2022, Schoen was named the general manager of the New York Giants.[7][8] Schoen is the first Giants general manager since George Young was hired in 1979 who had no previous ties to the franchise.[9] Schoen's first job as general manager was hiring a new head coach. He hired Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, with whom he was in the Bills organization previously.[6] Schoen also led the draft effort, selecting Oregon Defensive End Kayvon Thibodeaux and Alabama Offensive Tackle Evan Neal, respectively, with the Giants two first round picks.[10]


  1. ^ "BUFFALO BILLS ASSISTANT GM JOE SCHOEN '01 TOOK DEPAUW INTERNSHIP TO NFL CAREER". DePauw University. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  2. ^ Buscaglia, Joe. "'You're not going to outwork him': How Joe Schoen became one of the most trusted voices in the Bills' front office". Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  3. ^ Wilson, Aaron (May 20, 2014). "Dolphins hire Joe Schoen as Director of Player Personnel". Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  4. ^ "Buffalo Bills hire Joe Schoen as assistant GM". May 14, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  5. ^ Skurski, Jay (May 14, 2017). "Bills hire Joe Schoen as assistant GM". Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Paul Schwartz (May 15, 2022). "Joe Schoen, Brian Daboll's mutual trust sets Giants' rebuild on right path". New York Post.
  7. ^ "Giants hire Joe Schoen as general manager". New York Giants. January 21, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "Giants hire Joe Schoen as next general manager". January 21, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  9. ^ Johnson, Greg. "Giants hire Joe Schoen as first GM from outside the organization since 1979". MediaNews Group. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  10. ^ Jordan Raanan (April 30, 2022). "New York Giants NFL draft picks 2022: Analysis for every selection". ESPN.