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First Finalist Revealed in Giants Head Coaching Search

Devon Platana
The first finalist for the New York Giants head coaching search has been revealed.
The first finalist for the New York Giants head coaching search has been revealed. / Rich Schultz/GettyImages

The New York Giants have a lot to do this offseason after another underwhelming NFL season. One of the items on the agenda was to find a new general manager, which they accomplished last week with the hiring of Joe Schoen. Now, New York needs to find its head coach.

NFL insider Tom Pelissero has reported that Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is the Giants' first finalist in their head coaching search. The team plans to conduct their second interview with him sometime on Monday.

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The Giants averaged the second-fewest points per game over the 2021 NFL season, so it's hardly surprising that they'd try to bring one of the key cogs of Buffalo's offense (29.8 PPG, No. 3).

Not only could Daboll help turn the Giants' offense around, but he also has championship pedigree. After all, he has a total of five Super Bowl rings as a member of the New England Patriots coaching staff.

There's also the fact that Schoen and Daboll have a connection. They spent four years together with the Bills while the former was an assistant general manager, so the two reuniting in New York could help create a winning culture that the Giants desperately need.

It's far from a guarantee that Daboll will be the next Giants head coach, however, it's clear that he's impressed the organization enough to be their first finalist. Only time will tell if this is the start of something great for Giants fans after years of mediocrity.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.