EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — The New York Giants are hiring Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as their new head coach, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Daboll replaces Joe Judge, who went 10-23 and was fired after two seasons. He was the third straight Giants coach to be fired after two or fewer seasons, following Ben McAdoo (13-15) and Pat Shurmur (9-23), as the once-proud franchise stumbled upon one of the worst spells in 10 years. in its history.
Now it’s Daboll’s turn to try to stop the trend.
New York has cleaned up this offseason. General manager Dave Gettleman retired after the end of the season. Former Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen was hired in his place.
Daboll was one of five finalists for the job along with former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, Bills assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and the Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Quinn informed teams Thursday that he would be returning to Dallas.
Daboll, 46, has guided Buffalo’s Top 5 offenses each of the past two seasons. He is credited with spearheading the development of quarterback Josh Allen from an erratic, big-arm quarterback to one of the game’s brightest young stars.
The connection between Schoen and Buffalo’s Daboll made it an almost expected rental. Daboll was considered the favorite for the job from the moment Schoen was hired.
“It will be imperative that [the head coach is] someone who is in tune with me who I can work with, we can have constant communication and we are going to be aligned on our vision as we build a football team,” Schoen said during his press conference. introduction.
Daboll was also the only offensive coach among the Giants candidates. That may have worked in his favor, with the franchise looking to unleash the potential of young quarterback Daniel Jones and the need to fix the NFL’s 31st-ranked offense.