The big question going into 2020 for the New York Giants has to do with who the head coach will be, but there’s a number of names who have been linked to the Giants as candidates and there’s no completely clear answer at this point. It looks like Baylor’s Matt Rhule will get a shot at the position, but there’s no guarantee at this point, and many think it would be a better idea to bring in an experienced NFL head coach rather than a college coach who only has a limited amount of time spent at a high level program.
With Jason Garrett being an unpopular option to fill the “experienced NFL head coach” role, former Packers coach Mike McCarthy looks like a dark horse option at this point.
Giants are expected to interview former Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy this weekend, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
According to Adam Schefter, McCarty is expected to interview with the Giants this weekend, presumably for the head coaching job which was left vacant by the firing of Pat Shurmur on Monday. They aren’t the only team looking into McCarthy, with the Browns also bringing the coach in this week for an interview.
But some might argue that the Giants job is more of an attractive one than the Browns. The Giants may have gone through a lot of chaos over the past couple of years, but at the end of the day they don’t have the same history of being a coaching graveyard that Cleveland has had in recent years.
McCarthy’s previous experience working with quarterbacks including Aaron Rodgers makes him an interesting potential choice, as it’s well known that the Giants are building around rookie quarterback Daniel Jones right now and will likely go for a head coaching candidate who can get the most out of him, after spending the high price of the number six overall pick to bring their new quarterback in.
A lackluster past couple of seasons have gotten McCarthy fired after a string of playoff appearances and losses in the years following the Packers’ last Super Bowl win, but it’s hard to deny one thing: there is some appeal in the Giants having a Super Bowl winning head coach with a history of division victories rather than an unproven coach coming right out of the college game.