Ben McAdoo and Odell Beckham Jr. may be the two most currently hated former members of the NY Giants organization, and the pair may soon be reuniting in Cleveland.
You heard that right, former NY Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is back on the NFL radar after taking an interview with the Cleveland Browns on Friday. The role the 42-year-old coach was interviewing for in unclear at the moment, although the Browns still have a vacancy at offensive coordinator.
McAdoo has been out of the league since being fired by Big Blue in December of 2017 after his infamous decision to bench Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith in the midst of a disaster of a season. The young coach had enjoyed a meteoric rise and seemed destined for coaching stardom after an 11-5 campaign in his first year as head coach in 2016 before the wheels fell off.
Just as unpopular amongst NY Giants fans himself these days, Odell Beckham Jr. was dealt to Cleveland last year and had one the worst full season of his entire career. It’s worth noting that Beckham put up monster numbers in McAdoo’s offenses from 2014-2016 (before only playing four games in 2017 due to injury), tallying an absurd 35 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards in his first three seasons.
That success likely played some sort of role in getting McAdoo interest from new Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, as Cleveland seems to be looking for any sort of way to keep OBJ happy and productive.
McAdoo previously interviewed for Cleveland’s offensive coordinator role in 2018 before losing out on the position to Todd Haley. He also spoke with Jacksonville and Panthers earlier this offseason but left both places without securing any position.
After two years of lukewarm interest in the former successful offensive coordinator, NFL teams seem to be warming up to bringing McAdoo back.
You can bet NY Giants fans will be paying attention to what goes down in Cleveland next year should he land the OC position.