Daniel Jones big winner as New York Giants hire Brian Daboll as head coach
The New York Giants are hiring former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as head coach, a significant commitment to quarterback Daniel Jones
The New York Giants, and new general manager Joe Schoen, have their man, as reports surfaced Friday evening that the organization is negotiating with Brian Daboll to hire the former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator as head coach.
Less than a week since Schoen, who worked with Daboll in Buffalo where he was Brandon Beane’s assistant general manager, committed to Daniel Jones, the new Giants general manager delivered a head coach with a track record of developing young quarterbacks.
Daboll was instrumental in turning Josh Allen into a player many viewed as a project into an MVP candidate, and it is clear that the New York Giants hope he can have the same sort of success working with Jones.
This season, prior to Sunday night’s thrilling 42-36 Bills overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Allen had passed for 4,407 yards with 36 touchdowns to just 15 interceptions, and played a flawless game inside Arrowhead Stadium. In a losing effort, Allen passed for 329 yards with four touchdowns and a 136 passer rating.
“I think teams would be foolish not to offer Brian Daboll a job,” Allen said, via Kim Jones of the NFL Network earlier this week.
Jones is entering a pivotal stretch, as the New York Giants have until May 21 to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option, which would count $23 million against the cap in 2023, after finishing the season on injured reserve with a neck injury.
Why hiring Brian Daboll is a major success for Joe Schoen, New York Giants
New York Giants owner John Mara stressed the importance of alignment between the front office and coaching staff, as the organization undertook its general manager and head coaching searches.
For Schoen, a first-time general manager, to be able to hire a coach that he knows so well and has a strong familiarity with is a step in the right direction towards creating the kind of continuity the New York Giants have lacked for the better part of the past five years.
That Daboll chose the New York Giants, over the Miami Dolphins — who were consistently in the mix league sources told FanSided over the past week due to Daboll’s affinity for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, underscores the relationship Daboll has and values with Schoen.
The hope is that Daboll will see the kind of success that launches a tenure that lasts far beyond the two or fewer seasons that Ben McAdoo, Pat Shurmur, and Joe Judge each had before being shown the exit by Mara and the New York Giants.