BREAKING: New York Giants Hire Marc Colombo As Offensive Line Coach

New York Giants, Joe Judge
Jan 9, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Introductory press conference of New York Giants new head coach Joe Judge at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Judge has filled another crucial role in his coaching staff. The New York Giants‘ new head coach has hired Marc Colombo to be the team’s next offensive line coach (according to Ian Rapoport). Colombo is a former Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach that worked under Jason Garrett (the Giants’ new offensive coordinator) from 2016 to 2019.

Colombo first held the position of assistant offensive line coach from 2016-2018 before being promoted as the Cowboys’ offensive line coach in 2018. Under Colombo, the Cowboys’ offensive line was one of the best units in the NFL. Dallas finished fifth in Pro Football Focus‘s pass-blocking grade and third in their run-blocking grade in 2019.

Marc Colombo’s Resumé

The Cowboys’ offensive line allowed only 23 sacks this season (second-fewest in the NFL). This improved pass-protection helped quarterback Dak Prescott achieve a career-year.

Marc Colombo is a former NFL offensive lineman himself. He played right tackle for the Dallas Cowboys from 2005-2010. Colombo is a young coach at only 41 years-old. Cowboys players have stated that Colombo’s relatability in his youth helped the offensive line grow and gravitate towards their coach.

Colombo’s connection to Jason Garrett and success with the Cowboys’ offensive line the past two seasons helped him land this job. The Giants have been plagued with poor offensive line play for years and were in desperate need of a new, top-tier coach at that position. Marc Colombo is just what the Giants need. A tough, yet relatable, coach that will mentor and develop the Giants’ offensive line. Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones should be very excited.

“I’ve had the pleasure of being around a lot of people in this game. But Marc is in the front of the class. That’s the ultimate compliment I can give him. You get inspired by Marc every day you’re around him.” – Jason Garrett on Mar Colombo via ESPN