The Giants decided to fire Pat Shurmur after just two seasons. Now, they are setting up interviews to find the next person for the job. Here are five potential head coaching candidates for the New York Giants. (odds from sportsbettingdime.com)
1. Eric Bienemy N/A
Bienemy has been on the coaching market for the past two seasons. He is currently the offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs. While Andy Reid gets a lot of the credit, a lot of teams would love to have Bienemy if he learned well under Reid. The Chiefs rank fourth in the league with 28.2 points per game.
The Giants are interviewing Bienemy on Wild Card Weekend, as the Chiefs have a first round bye. Bienemy has helped the Chiefs get the most out of their many talented players. He could do the same with Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and Darius Slayton.
2. Matt Rhule +300
Rhule has done great things in college football in a short amount of time. He took Temple from a two win team in his first year to a 10 win team in his last two seasons with the team. His first year at Baylor, they won just one game. This season, they won 11 games and made an appearance in the Sugar Bowl.
He would be a good fit with the Giants because he has proven to be someone who can turn a program around. While he does lack experience in the pros, it seems like multiple teams might want his services. Reports are saying he took a trip to Mexico to decompress, but his agent could be working on things for him while he is on vacation.
3. Josh McDaniels +200
The odds on favorite for about every job on the markey is Josh McDaniels. New England’s offensive coordinator has been a head coach before with the Denver Broncos for a season and a half. The Patriots have struggled on offense this year, but he has done enough in years past to warrant consideration.
New York might be able to lure McDaniels because of the talent they have on offense. He has worked with Tom Brady, but he can’t play forever, so the next best thing might be starting with a roster that already has Barkley on it.
4. Don Martindale +660
Martindale has been in charge of the Ravens’ defense for two seasons now. He deserves a lot of credit, as the Ravens lost Eric Weddle, Za’Darius Smith, C.J. Mosley and more from their defense over the last two years. They allow just 17.6 points per game this season. Martindale has experience as an assistant with the Ravens, Broncos and Raiders.
The Giants have some solid players on offense, but their defense needs a major overhaul. Martindale could be the guy to help bring their defense up to par. He won’t be the top name on their list, but the Giants could do much worse than Martindale.
5. Mike McCarthy +1200
The former Packers coach for 13 years was out of coaching last season. In his 13 seasons in Green Bay, he won a Super Bowl and went to the playoffs nine times. He should also be credited with helping Aaron Rodgers develop.
With the Giants, McCarthy could work with Jones at quarterback to help him reach his full potential. They have a lot of work to do on the roster before the team can compete, but if Jones doesn’t play well it will set them back. McCarthy is rumored to be a candidate for several jobs so he could have his choice of team.