There will be no outside consultants this time aiding Giants team ownership in their quest to find the right head coach to steer the team out of its modern-day wilderness years in which they have. There have been 21 head coaches for the Giants franchise. Five coaches have won NFL Championships with the team: Earl Potteiger in 1927, Steve Owen in 1934 and 1938, Jim Lee Howell in 1956, Bill Parcells in 1986 and 1990, and Tom Coughlin in 2007 and 2011. The New York Giants are beginning their search for a new head coach. Whoever they bring in must ignite excitement and cultural change to the franchise. After letting Pat Shurmur go, the New York Giants next head coach needs to bring change and positive, exciting energy to the Big Apple.
The New York Giants will enter the second week of their most recent head coaching search on Monday, having already met with the likes of Mike McCarthy, Don Martindale, Eric Bieniemy and Kris Richard.
Week 2 will kick off with a meeting between the Giants and New England Patriots special teams coordinator/wide receivers coach Joe Judge.
- A look at the Giants potential head coaching candidates and where the search stands. New York Giants co-owner John Mara vowed the team would hit the ground running Monday in terms of its head coaching search, and that’s exactly what it did in filing numerous consent requests with various teams who have candidates the Giants apparently desire for their next head coach.
- Joe Judge was named the 19th head coach in Giants history on Jan. Judge, 38, brings 15 years of coaching experience to his first head coaching the job, including the last eight with the New England Patriots. In 2019, Judge was both the Patriots’ special teams coordinator and wide.
Following Judge, the Giants will meet with Baylor’s Matt Rhule on Tuesday in the most widely anticipated interview of the search yet.
Reports have repeatedly indicated that Rhule is Big Blue’s No. 1 target and choice to replace Pat Shurmur, which is a feeling that is apparently mutual.
It’s also likely that the Giants will meet with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels this week, although it’s unclear when that interview could be scheduled in.
Giants Head Coach Search
Initially, McDaniels had scheduled head coaching interviews for January 10, but with the Patriots being eliminated from the playoffs, that timetable can move up.
Lastly, the most interesting aspect to Week 2 of New York’s head coaching search is what’s not on the schedule. Will there be any legitimate Bill Belichick rumblings? Will the Giants attempt to meet with Jason Garrett? And will Marvin Lewis draw any interest?
New York Giants Head Coach Search
It’s entirely possible the Giants hire a new head coach by the end of the week, so it’s certain to be an interesting few days in East Rutherford.