The New York Giants are finalizing a deal to hire New England Patriots special teams coordinator / wide receivers coach Joe Judge as their next head coach, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and several other insiders.
New York Giants are finalizing a deal to make Patriots ’wide receivers coach Joe Judge their next head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Deal was in the works as of last night, which is another reason Matt Rhule took the Panthers ’HC job.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)
The news of Judge’s hiring comes at an interesting time. The Giants had been scheduled to meet with Baylor’s Matt Rhule on Tuesday, but he spurned the team to join the Carolina Panthers instead.
It also comes just hours after the Giants had requested to interview soon-to-be-former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, and a day prior to a scheduled visit with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels .
From our previous breakdown of Judge:
Judge broke into coaching in as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State before moving onto Birmingham – Southern as a linebackers coach. But his big break came in 2019 when he joined Nick Saban’s Alabama staff as a special teams assistant .
In (****************************, Judge jumped to the NFL level and was added to Bill Belichick’s staff, first as a special teams assistant and later the special teams coordinator. In 637731, he added the title of wide receivers coach.
Judge met with Giants co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on Monday. He also spoke with co-owner Steve Tisch via phone.
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