Giants GM Joe Schoen not in attendance at Michigan Pro Day

It was previously reported that New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen would be in attendance at Michigan’s Pro Day on Friday. However, at the time of the event, it appears that Schoen is not in attendance after all.

According to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll skipped the pro day and instead, according to Art Stapleton of, quarterbacks coach and passing-game coordinator Shea Tierney and assistant general manager Brandon Brown are attending.

Some may see this as the Giants backing off from top QB prospect J.J. McCarthy, but that’s probably not the case.

The Giants recently hosted McCarthy as one of their top-30 visits, so Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll have already spoken with him and witnessed what he could do at the NFL Combine.

Sending Brown and Tierney is about having more eyes on McCarthy. Tierney needs to see what he might be working with in the quarterbacks arena, and Brown is there to provide notes and another perspective on the Michigan signal-caller.

Giants fans and football analysts will turn this into more drama around a team that’s struggling to find its identity. But in all likelihood, Schoen’s absence from this pro day has no underlying meaning at all.

The more eyes a team has on a draft prospect, the easier it will be to piece together his potential future with the team.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire