Just over 2 weeks ago, longtime New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who won two Super Bowl championships with the team, stepped down as head coach, meaning that for the first time since 2004, the Giants had a vacancy at the position. It looks like by tomorrow, that vacancy will be no longer.
Ben McAdoo, the team’s offensive coordinator of the last two seasons, is reportedly closing in on a deal to become a head coach for the first time in his career, says ESPN. McAdoo interviewed last week with the Eagles, but ESPN says his being announced as the new head coach of the Giants could come as early as tomorrow.
McAdoo’s work with Eli Manning during his only two seasons as Giants OC has made the former Ole Miss quarterback one of the few stable positives of the roller coaster offense in recent years, as Manning has thrown for at least 4,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in consecutive seasons for the first time in his career. His 14 interceptions in each of the last two seasons are good for a tie for third-lowest total of his career, and this year the Giants offense ranked 6th-best in points scored in the entire NFL.