Interim GM Kevin Abrams Wants to Be the One to Turn Giants Around

Kevin Abrams is all in on the future of the New York Giants, definitely saying that he wants to be the team’s next general manager ahead of what will surely be an offseason of massive change.

Abrams has taken over the interim general manager job after the Giants fired Jerry Reese two weeks ago, cutting ties with their long-time general manager as well as head coach Ben McAdoo. Now it is Abrams, who served the past 16 years as the team’s assistant general manager, transitioning to the one making the calls for the team.

Given the need to sign players due to injuries as well as beginning the evaluation process for what will undoubtedly be a high draft pick, Abrams is certainly hitting the ground running.

Having been with the team the past 19 years – he began as a salary cap analyst before becoming the assistant general manager and now holding the interim label – Abrams said on Thursday that he wants the job.

“Why do I think I’m ready? It sounds a little bit like I’m going to be interviewing on the spot here,” Abrams said when asked his qualifications. “I’d rather not do that just because of the appearance of a campaign and I want to play it straight.”

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What is straight is that the Giants will have some big decisions to make.

First, there is the much-bantered future of quarterback Eli Manning, a decision that likely will dictate much of the Giants other moves.

There is also trying to secure wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and safety Landon Collins to long-term deals so as to stay in Giants’ blue.

A lot of major decisions and choices as the Giants want to re-group after this season.

Abrams harkened back to the words of owner John Mara a couple of weeks before who called this year a “perfect storm” for his team.

Giants President & CEO John Mara thanks Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese for everything they've done for the Giants organization.

“There’s nothing that we can use as excuses, but we’ve had some areas where we’ve underachieved. We’ve had some unfortunate instances. We’ve had some runs of injuries. We’ve had a lot of things and you guys were at all of our games,” Abrams said.

“You’ve seen some of the things that have worked out for us and against us that, you know, sometimes you go .500 on the bounces that go your way and sometimes they don’t. I don’t know if we’ve fallen short of that this year, but it’s been a tough year for a lot of different reasons and there’s no one person, position group, individual that’s the cause of us being 2-11. We’re collectively 2-11. So, the short answer is we need to get better in a lot of areas.”

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