The Giants have hired Ben McAdoo as their new offensive coordinator. More shortly
— New York Giants (@Giants) January 14, 2014
- Alex Marvez first reported that the Giants have named Ben McAdoo Offensive Coordinator.
McAdoo spent the last two seasons as the Quarterbacks Coach for the Green Bay Packers. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as the Packers Tight Ends coach.
McAdoo generated significant interest this offseason as he interviewed for the Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator position and the Cleveland Browns still vacant Head Coach position. In fact, the Ravens just requested permission to speak with him. McAdoo played finished out the final year of his contract, so it appears that this was part of his plan all along.
Many expected the Giants to hire their former Quarterbacks Coach Mike Sullivan, who also interviewed with the job, but it appears as though they are looking for new ideas with regards to their offense.
McAdoo will try and fix a Giants offense that finished 28th in the NFL in scoring at 18.4 points per game. He will replace the recently retired Kevin Gilbride.