The New York Giants announced that they’ve officially coordinators Jason Garrett (offense), Patrick Graham (defense) and Thomas McGaughey (special teams) as coordinators on Joe Judge’s staff.
“We’re setting out to develop a smart, tough and really sound football team and that’s going to start with the coordinators setting the tone in each room,” Judge said. “Each one has experience, each one has the ability to run multiples (schemes), put the pressure on the opponent, and each one is an excellent teacher.
“All these guys were priorities to add to our staff. You have a short list when you come into this and you make sure you go ahead and take your time and get those guys in with whatever it takes. The priority is to put the best teachers and the best people around your players so you can form a strong locker room and make them fundamentally sound and situational. And I think all three of these guys bring that to the team.”
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Giants are hiring former Cowboys HC Jason Garrett as their new offensive coordinator under first-time HC Joe Judge.
Garrett was reportedly considered for the Giants’ head coaching job before the team settled on Judge a few weeks ago. It makes sense that Judge would want an experienced play-caller and Garrett is obviously familiar with the NFC East.
It will be interesting to see what Garrett is able to do for a Giants offense that includes QB Daniel Jones and RB Saquon Barkley among others.
New York also interviewed Mike Shula for their coordinator job on Tuesday, but indications were that he could end up elsewhere.
Garrett, 53, began his NFL coaching career with the Dolphins back in 2005 as their quarterbacks coach. After two years in Miami, the Cowboys hired him as their offensive coordinator and he eventually worked his way up to head coach.
The Cowboys allowed Garrett’s contract to expire earlier this week, as opposed to firing him.
Over the course of his 10 years in charge of the Cowboys, Garrett led the team to a record of 85-67 (55.3 percent), which includes three playoff appearances.