Giants Sign DC Patrick Graham To Extension, No Longer Pursuing HC Jobs

     

The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they’ve signed DC Patrick Graham to a contract extension that comes with a title change. He’s now assistant HC/defensive coordinator for the Giants. 

Beyond that, Graham is no longer pursuing head-coaching jobs. 

The Jets requested an interview with Graham for their head-coaching job. However, it appears as though he will be sitting out this coaching cycle to remain in New York. 

Graham, 41, began his coaching career at Wagner as a graduate assistant back in 2002. He later spent three years at Richmond before landing his first NFL coaching job with the Patriots in 2009 as a defensive coaching assistant.

After seven years in New England, the Giants hired Graham as their defensive coach in 2016. Graham joined the Packers a year later as their LBs coach and run game coordinator before taking the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator job in 2019. 

From there, the Giants hired Graham as their defensive coordinator for the 2020 season. 

In 2020, the Giants’ defense ranked No. 12 fewest yards allowed, No. 9 in fewest points allowed, No. 10 in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 16 in fewest passing yards allowed.

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