Joe Schoen's Giants right-hand man has second interview for Chargers GM job

Could the rising executive leave East Rutherford this offseason?

New York Giants assistant general manager Brandon Brown talks to reporters after the first day of
New York Giants assistant general manager Brandon Brown talks to reporters after the first day of / Danielle Parhizkaran/ /

From a front office and coaching standpoint, there are still some big changes that could be on the way for the NY Giants. After Wink Martindale's exit, there have been questions about Mike Kafka's future as offensive coordinator. Now, though, it looks like Joe Schoen is a bit nervous elsewhere too.

That's because he has built a strong relationship with assistant GM Brandon Brown, widely known across the league as a rising executive. Brown has helped Schoen make some tough decisions in East Rutherford. On Wednesday, Brown is having a second interview with the Chargers to take over as their GM. Could Schoen end up losing his right-hand man soon?

Giants assistant GM Brandon Brown could leave to take a job with the Chargers

Brown previously interviewed for the open GM job with the Carolina Panthers, but the NFC South side ended up hiring Dan Morgan. The Chargers are intrigued by him and at this point it wouldn't be a surprise if they decide to put an offer on the table.

If that happens, Brown would be out the door and it'd be another sizable loss for the Giants over the past month. After the 6-11 finish to the 2023 campaign, you knew that plenty of guys would be out the door and joining new teams. From a player standpoint, a lot of movement will arrive once free agency starts.

But with Martindale, Jeff Nixon, Bobby Johnson, Thomas McGaughey and others leaving the coaching staff, the leadership for the Big Blue players is going to be completely different. Even more youngsters will be on the way once the NFL Draft arrives in late April too.

Schoen would love to have Brown next to him at the NFL Combine and the NFL Draft, but that's totally up in the air. Brown has a great opportunity to turn heads in Los Angeles with his second interview - and if things go well, then Schoen is going to have to bring in a new assistant. He doesn't want that to happen, but Brown has earned this shot and he'll jump at a chance to run his own team. That team could end up being the Chargers.