EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Joe Schoen has hired his right-hand man.
The Giants today announced that Brandon Brown has been hired as the team's new assistant general manager. Brown will assist Schoen, who joined the Giants as G.M. on January 21.
Brown interviewed for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager position, which went to Kwesi Adofo-Mensah.
Kevin Abrams, the Giants' assistant general manager the previous 20 years under general managers Ernie Accorsi, Jerry Reese and Dave Gettleman, was named the team's senior vice president of football operations & strategy on Saturday.
"Brandon has a strong reputation around the league as a leader, evaluator and consensus builder," said Schoen. "He is a tireless worker who has experience in pro personnel and college scouting. He has a progressive approach to the evaluation process. Brandon will help lead the player personnel department as well as assist across the entire football operation."
Brown, 33, spent the previous five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was promoted to the team's director of player personnel in 2021. In that role, Brown oversaw the Eagles' pro scouting department and did crossover work on the college scouting side with co-director of player personnel Ian Cunningham.
Brown joined the Eagles in 2017, his first of two years as the assistant director of pro scouting. In 2019, he was promoted to the director of pro scouting, a position he also held for two seasons.
Prior to his tenure with the Eagles, Brown spent two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts as an advance scout (2016) and scouting assistant (2015).
He joined the Colts after spending two years at Boston College, first as a recruiting specialist (2013) and then as the assistant director of player personnel (2014).
In 2012, Brown was a pro personnel intern in the Jets' training camp.
A four-year letterman as a defensive back at Fordham University, Brown earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and communications media management.
After graduating from Fordham in 2010, Brown earned a Juris Doctor degree from Barry University Law School in Orlando, Fla.
While pursuing his law degree at Barry, Brown worked as athletic compliance graduate assistant/football support at the University of Central Florida.
Brown is a native of Glen Cove, N.Y., on Long Island. He attended St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, where he was a Sports Illustrated Northeast All-American in 2003 and was named to Prepstar Magazine's All-Region team and the NY Daily News' All-Suburban team.
*The Giants also announced that co-director of player personnel Mark Koncz is not being retained. Koncz joined the Giants as a personnel consultant prior to the 2018 NFL Draft.