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The Giants are in the market for their fifth head coach in the last eight seasons, hoping that this time, maybe they can find one that will last. They may have to move quickly, though, once their general manager is in place because five other teams are looking for a head coach too.
So who’s on the Giants’ shortlist? That won’t be clear until they hire a GM. But here’s a look at a few they should and might take a look at in the next few weeks:
Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll
He may be the name heard most in the coming days, because many believe that Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen enters the crowded field as the top candidate to be the next Giants GM. Daboll, 46, is already drawing interest on the head-coaching market. Joe Judge tried to get him to be his offensive coordinator two years ago, too. He did wonders for Bills QB Josh Allen, and the Giants’ top priority should be finding someone who can fix QB Daniel Jones.
Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores
Another very popular name for the Giants after he was shockingly fired by Miami on Monday, after two straight winning seasons with the Dolphins. He’s a Brooklyn native and a Boston College alum, both of which play well in the Giants organization. He’s also incredibly well-respected around the league and most believe he will land another job this cycle. But the Giants just hired a tough, 40-year-old, Belichick disciple who wore out his welcome in two quick seasons. Can they risk hiring one who wore out his welcome in Miami in three seasons – albeit with a lot more wins?
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels
The Giants had him on their dance card two years ago, but never got around to interviewing him. And a lot of teams remain skittish after the way he ditched the Colts after taking their head coaching job in 2018. Would the Giants risk making a run at Bill Belichick’s right-hand man? Well, consider this: One of their GM candidates is Adam Peters, the…