The New York Giants, seeking to fill their post of Managing Director, requested an interview with Adrien wilson, the stream vice president of professional staff for the Arizona Cardinals.
The Giants are looking for a replacement for Dave gettleman, their former general manager, who decided to retire after four seasons in this position and the team initially decided to keep Joe judge as head coach, but Tuesday changed his mind and the coach was fired.
The Cardinals’ work with their front office staff led New York to focus on Wilson, according to Peter Schrager.
Wilson, a former NFL player, was drafted by the Cardinals with the 64th overall pick in 2001 and was with the squad until 2012, when he signed with the New England Patriots, although he ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2013 and was released from the Patriots in 2014.
Upon retirement, Wilson joined Arizona in 2015, but this time as a regional scout and rose to prominence within the organization, until he was appointed Vice President of Professional Staff in February 2021.
That personal growth for Wilson combined with the rise of the Cardinals, who are in the playoffs in 2021 after just having the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.
Should the Giants or another NFL team decide to hire Wilson as general manager, Arizona would get two compensatory third-round picks based on certain changes from last year.
If Wilson were hired by the Giants, Arizona’s current vice president of professional staff would no longer be reunited with Judge, who he coincided with when the coach joined the Patriots coaching staff in 2012.