With just over a month to go until training camp, the New York Giants made some changes to their front office on Wednesday.
First Kevin Abrams who has been a member of the Giants organization since 1999 and the assistant general manager for the last 16 years, has been given the title of vice president of football operations.
In addition, Mark Koncz, who was brought in by Gettleman as a consultant prior to the NFL Draft in April, is now the director of player personnel. Koncz was a member of the Carolina Panthers organization from 1994-2017 and was their director of pro scouting from 2000-17. He worked under Gettleman when he was the Panthers’ general manager from 2013-16.
Another announcement is that Chris Pettit has been named the director of college scouting after spending the previous 13 years as an area scout. He joined the Giants’ scouting staff in 2005 after spending the 2004 season as a scouting intern for the team. Pettit first worked for the Giants as a training camp pro personnel intern from 1998-2000.
Gettleman who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma talked about the promotions that were handed out on Wednesday.
“We talk all the time about the importance of working together and communicating effectively and efficiently,”. “These appointments and promotions are well deserved, and we feel like we are well-positioned to move forward with the group of people we have in player personnel and football operations. All are collaborators and communicators and understand the significance of self-improvement to make the organization the best it can be.”
In other moves that were made on Wednesday Marcus Cooper has been hired as an area scout who will focus in the Southeast. Patrick Hanscomb will be the area scout whose concentration will be the Mid-Atlantic area. Hanscomb spent the previous 10 seasons in the Giants pro personnel department.