Giants GM candidates have mixed histories of identifying franchise quarterbacks

If the Giants knew for certain which of their nine candidates for general manager can identify a franchise quarterback, the search could be called off. 

Too bad it’s the trickiest decision in sports. 

The Giants should have a new GM in place by the end of the week. Then a new head coach. Then a new offensive coordinator. What about quarterback? 

Daniel Jones’ future is very much uncertain as he likely will play in the final year of his contract in 2022, and co-owner John Mara said the decision will be made by the new regime. 

None of the nine GM candidates ever has held final say, and it’s impossible to know from the outside which executives are responsible for which acquisitions, but here is a look at the organizational quarterback decisions each potential future Giants GM has been exposed to — from hit-or-miss draft picks to bold trades to combing the scrap heap: 

Joe Schoen, Bills assistant general manager 

One advantage for Schoen is he was second-in-command during the Bills’ franchise-changing series of trades to move up and draft Josh Allen in 2018. The most-traveled candidate on the list was part of the Chris Weinke and Jake Delhomme years with the Panthers. He became Dolphins national scouting director in 2008 and worked his way to director of player personnel during a time that included signing Chad Pennington, drafting Ryan Tannehill in the first round, and an urgent trade for…

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