The season is barely in the rearview mirror, and the Buffalo Bills have already lost a key member of their front office.  The New York Giants announced the hiring of former Bills Assistant General Manager Joe Schoen, as their new General Manager at a formal press conference this week.  And the first thing he did, was to thank the Bills Mafia.

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Schoen was introduced to the New York media on Wednesday at the Giants training facility at 1925 Giants Drive at a formal press conference by team owner and president John Mara.

Schoen said:

I would like to start off by saying thanks to..the entire Pegula family.  Sean Mcdermott and Brandon Beane.  The entire Bills organization.  Bills Mafia.  I would also like to thank the players of the Buffalo Bills for buying into the culture, the process, and giving their all on a day-to-day basis.

"Trust the Process" became a rallying cry around these parts when the Beane/Schoen/McDermott regime came to town in 2017.  They took a franchise that was in the middle of a 17-year playoff drought and got them back into the playoffs in four of their first five seasons in Buffalo.  It's no wonder the Giants had their eyes on Schoen, as well as Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll, and Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier.

You can watch the full press conference by CLICKING HERE.

Schoen started his NFL front office career with the Carolina Panthers as an intern in their ticket office. He then worked for the Miami Dolphins where he spent his last four years with the team as the Dolphin's director of player personnel.  He had a Giants connection while in Miami, as he was hired by former Giants Super Bowl-winning, Hall of Fame Coach, Bill Parcells.

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