Now that the NY Giants have officially parted ways with former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, Brian Daboll is wasting no time in trying to find his replacement. Martindale has some big shoes to fill, but fans are confident Coach Dabes will find the right guy to take over his defense.
Could that end up being Baltimore Ravens defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson? According to insider Ian Rapoport, the Giants have conducted an interview with the 12-year coaching veteran for the open DC position. Wilson is a highly-regarded coach across the league, making Friday's news all the more intriguing.
Giants interviewed Ravens DBs coach Dennard Wilson for DC opening
As Rapoport noted in his report, Wilson is regarded as one of the top passing-game coordinators in the league. There's a reason the Ravens defense was so strong this year. Wilson had his defensive backs playing like beasts throughout the campaign.
Now, Baltimore is the No. 1 seed in the AFC and they have a fantastic chance of making it to the Super Bowl. With the team on a BYE for the Wild Card Round, it opened the door for Daboll and Joe Schoen to meet with Wilson to see if he'd be a strong fit in East Rutherford.
Wilson has quite the resume under his belt too. Prior to joining the Ravens this campaign, he got his coaching start with the Rams as assistant DBs coach from 2012-2014. After that, he spent 2017-20 with the Jets as defensive backs coach - he was also passing game coordinator for his final two years with Gang Green.
Wilson was then with the Eagles for 2021 and 2022 before John Harbaugh added him to his staff ahead of the '23 campaign. This was the first known interview the Giants had with a potential new defensive coordinator and it sure was a head-turning one. Will Wilson end up with the job or will Daboll and Schoen bring in more guys for an interview? No one knows just yet, but a new DC hire could be made soon.