NY Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham will interview for NFL head coaching vacancies, which could dramatically alter Joe Judge’s coaching staff
Both NY Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham have been sought after head coaching candidates and each have job interviews scheduled for the coming days.
Graham is expected to be a hot commodity during this hiring cycle, and a source confirms to GMenHQ that he will interview for the Jets’ job this week, while Garrett is expected to interview for the Los Angeles Chargers vacancy. .
“He has a really good chance to become a head coach this time around,” an NFC personnel executive told GMenHQ recently. “He has a good mind and has had success.”
Despite fielding a patchwork linebacking corps around Blake Martinez and a revolving door of cornerbacks opposite Pro Bowler James Bradberry, Graham did a masterful job this season confounding opposing quarterbacks and generating pressure without the benefit of an elite pass rush off the edge.
The Giants’ defense ranked 12th in total defense, and ninth in scoring defense, surrendering just 22.3 points per game.
Graham has never been a head coach, but he was one of Brian Flores’ top lieutenants with the Miami Dolphins and arrived in the Giants with the assistant head coach title.
Garrett, 54, will interview for the Chargers head coaching job and the opportunity to coach upstart rookie quarterback Jason Garrett, a source confirms to GMenHQ Monday, following his first season as Giants offensive coordinator.
Executives and coaches across the NFL believe that Herbert, who completed 66 percent of his passes for 4,336 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a rookie, is on the cusp of becoming one of the game’s brightest stars.
Prior to joining NY Giants head coach Joe judge’s first coaching staff, Garrett was the Dallas Cowboys head coach for 10 years, compiling an 85-67 record.
However, Garrett’s success with the Cowboys did not follow him to East Rutherford, as quarterback Daniel Jones dramatically regressed in his second season and first under Garrett’s watch. Jones completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,943 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as the Giants’ offense finished the season ranked 31st in scoring offense while averaging just 17.5 points per game.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.