According to Michael Giardi, the Patriots fully expect the Giants to reach out to offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels regarding their head-coaching vacancy in the coming weeks.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that McDaniels has been a hot coaching candidate the past few years. Some have speculated that Giants may also have interest in Patriots executive Nick Caserio for their GM position to pair with McDaniels.
It’s still early in the process for the Giants and reports from Monday said that New York will likely target a GM first before turning their attention to finding a head coach.
The Giants’ head-coaching job should be attractive, even though there are question marks at quarterback moving forward. As of now, the team is in position to have a top 2 or 3 pick, so a new head coach would have an opportunity to draft a quarterback to develop in the coming years.
McDaniels, 41, began his NFL coaching career with the Patriots as a personnel assistant back in 2001. He worked his way up to offensive coordinator in New England before he departed for the Broncos head-coaching job in 2009.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go very well for McDaniels with the Broncos and he was fired during his second year with the team.
After a brief stint with the Rams as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, McDaniels returned to the Patriots and has been running their offense ever since.
We’ll have more regarding the Giants’ head-coaching and GM searches as the news is available.