NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport made his regular appearance on the Tiki and Tierney show on Wednesday, and laid out the latest with the Giants and their search for a general manager and head coach.
New York announced on Wednesday that it had completed a second interview with San Francisco’s Adam Peters, the team’s third candidate to receive a second interview. Rapoport said that there could be a fourth, but that the final candidates have likely already been spoken to, and believes New York did solid work in putting together a list of names that would present a needed change from Dave Gettleman’s tactics.
“Joe Schoen is extremely well respected…is pretty dynamic and I think more than ready,” Rapoport said of the Bills assistant general manager. “Ryan Poles from Kansas City is more of an unknown but definitely an ascending name…and then you have Adam Peters from the 49ers, who is basically their top personnel guy, essentially the GM right under John Lynch.
“I think it’s a good list. Most people probably thought Joe Schoen was the favorite going in. I think he’s got a shot. We’ll see how it shakes out, maybe [Friday].”
As for the head coach, the team reportedly requested to interview Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who Rapoport says is a name that many of New York’s GM candidates said would be on their list of potential head coaches if they were to be hired.
“They requested Dan Quinn, because from what I understand, he is someone that all of the [candidates] were like ‘If we have the job, we’d like to talk to him,’” Rapoport said. “So if everybody wants to talk to him, it makes sense to request him. I’d assume Brian Flores is on those lists as well.”
Multiple reports have linked Flores to the Giants as a potential candidate, and more on the head coaching search will likely come to light once the general manager hiring is resolved, which, according to Rapoport, could happen very soon.