New York Giants interview Brian Daboll, hours after hiring Joe Schoen

Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

Hours after hiring Joe Schoen Friday, the New York Giants conducted their first interview for the head coaching vacancy, with Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen didn’t waste any time, conducting his first interview for the team’s head coaching vacancy hours after his hiring Friday, concluding an interview with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll Friday evening.

Schoen, of course, has an extensive working relationship with Daboll, as he departs Buffalo and heads to East Rutherford following his tenure as the Bills’ assistant general manager.

Daboll is in his fourth season with the Buffalo Bills and has been instrumental in the development of quarterback Josh Allen.

Clearly, the New York Giants see Allen’s success and in addition to Daboll’s longstanding connection with Schoen, is an intriguing candidate both in the event New York sticks with quarterback Daniel Jones, or moves in a different direction this offseason.

Likewise, Daboll’s Bills offense finished this season ranked fifth in the NFL, averaging 381.9 yards per game, while only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys averaged more than Buffalo’s 28.4 points per game.

Prior to arriving in Buffalo, Daboll spent the 2017 season on Nick Saban’s staff at the University of Alabama, and won five Super Bowl rings as a member of Bill Belichick’s staff with the New England Patriots.

Additionally, the New York Giants are expected to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on Saturday, and have requested to speak with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

The Bills square off against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night inside Arrowhead Stadium, for the right to play in the AFC Championship Game. If the New York Giants are interested in hiring either Daboll or Frazier, their interviews need to be conducted prior to this weekend’s contest and they would not be able to begin their responsibilities as head coach until Buffalo’s season ends.

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