Five best candidates to take over as New York Giants head coach

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Joe Judge finally got the boot, which means NY Giants head coach rumors are everywhere. The team also got rid of GM Dave Gettleman after four embarrassing seasons, looking to get back on track for the first time since the Tom Coughlin era.

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Needless to say, the lack of GM makes the search for New York Giants head coach candidates a bit tougher, as the team lacks direction right now. But one thing is for sure, they’ll look for someone who can fix their historically-poor offense and make the most of that rising defense.

The NFL‘s revolving door of head coaches and the uprising of multiple assistants will give the Giants several options to look at. That’s why today, we’re going to let you know about the top 5 candidates to finally help turn this team around.

5. Kevin O’Connell

The New York Giants’ offense ranked dead last in nearly every important category during Joe Judge’s tenure. There’s no excuse for a team featuring Saquon Barkley (when healthy), Kenny Golladay, and Kadarius Toney to average roughly 16 points per game. Not even with Daniel Jones leading the way.

Kevin O’Connell deserves a lot of credit for the Los Angeles Rams‘ explosive offense. And, while he won’t have the same top-notch repertoire of weapons at MetLife Stadium, all of the former Sean McVay assistants (Matt LaFleur, Brandon Staley, and Zac Taylor) have fared pretty well as head coaches.

4. Kellen Moore

Kellen Moore has already earned his stripes as an offensive mind in the league. He turned around the Dallas Cowboys offense and shows a lot of promise at just 33 years old. Despite his youth, Moore has already turned a lot of heads around the league.

Moore will most definitely revamp this dead-in-the-water kind of offense. The only issue with hiring him is whether he’ll be able to keep that volatile locker room in check. The Giants have been a disaster and tough to deal with, and veterans may not respect him.

3. Jim Harbaugh

People seem to forget the fact that Jim Harbaugh didn’t exactly fail when he coached at the NFL level. He was a winning coach and should’ve gotten another shot at an NFL head coach job if it wasn’t for his desire to coach the Michigan Wolverines.


Harbaugh is clearly overprepared for a college football job and it’s only a matter of time before he’s back at the big boys’ table. He’s got a no-nonsense approach that would be perfect to solve the Giants’ never-ending discipline woes once and for all.

2. Eric Bieniemy

I still can’t fathom how Eric Bieniemy hasn’t gotten an opportunity to be a Head Coach. While having Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid next to you may make your work easier, Bieniemy is the actual mastermind behind the league’s most explosive offense.

Multiple teams have reached out to Bieniemy in the past but he just can’t seem to get the shot he deserves. With him, the Giants would get one of the most capable offensive signal-callers and one of the best coaches available in the NFL. He won’t call a QB sneak on 3rd and long on the wrong goal line, that’s for sure.

1. Brian Daboll

And last but not least, we find the lifelong assistant Brian Daboll. Daboll has found success everywhere he’s gone and he’s got a long track of taking offenses to a whole new level. It’s only fair he gets to sit at the big chair after nearly two decades of standing in the shadows.

Simply put: If Brian Daboll can’t fix Daniel Jones, or at least make him look half decent, then no one can and it’s time to give up on him. Jones has a strong arm and is more mobile than people realize, which perfectly suits Daboll’s offensive scheme in Buffalo. Even with a poor man’s Josh Allen, the Giants would fare way better.

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