SportsIllustrated Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo will be hired as the team’s head coach and will replace Tom Coughlin, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Multiple reports indicate McAdoo and the Giants are nearing a deal on Wednesday night. McAdoo joined the Giants in 2014 after having served time as an assistant with the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. he has no previous NFL head coaching experience.
As I’ve said since Tom Coughlin stepped down and the coaching search began, I heard Eli Manning made it known that he was very happy in Ben McAdoo’s offensive system, and at 35-years-old did not want to start from scratch in a new offense. When your franchise quarterback who has two Super Bowl rings makes a strong recommendation, you listen, and that’s exactly what the Giants front office did by promoting McAdoo to head coach. The Giants will also apparently retain defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who has head coaching experience, and can help guide McAdoo in his first season as head coach. The next task for the Giants falls on the shoulders of general manager Jerry Reese, who is on an extremely hot seat, despite the fact that the roster has zero depth. Reese has nailed his last two first round picks, drafting All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr and the left tackle of the future in Ereck Flowers, but has whiffed in the later rounds of the draft which has left the Giants with very little depth.