Mitchell Trubisky gushes over Giants’ HC Brian Daboll: ‘He’s a great leader of men’

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After firing Joe Judge in just two seasons as the head coach of the New York Giants, ownership had to get their subsequent hiring right. Interestingly, John Mara and Steve Tisch looked to the Buffalo Bills in search of new management, stealing their assistant general manager and offensive coordinator to fill top roles.

Joe Schoen offers tremendous football intelligence with a modern approach to the game. In contrast, Brian Daboll is a molder of men and a phenomenal leader who predicates his strategy on personal relationships.

The Giants are trying to work within strict financial means this off-season, currently sitting over the salary cap. One of the biggest concerns is quarterback, with Daniel Jones still unproven and the need for a competent backup who can at least compete with the 2019 draft pick.

The most obvious choice would be Mitchell Trubisky, who started his career with the Chicago Bears but made his way to the Buffalo Bills last year. While Trubisky only enjoyed minimal action with Buffalo after serving as a starter for the first four years of his career, he learned a ton to help spur development and growth, which had stalled.

Trubisky provided a glowing review of new head coach Brian Daboll, who played an instrumental part in helping him understand the game more sufficiently. Trubisky’s best season came back in 2018 Chicago at 24 years old, completing 66.6% of his passes for 3223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.

Mitchell Trubisky spoke with ESPN’s Adam Schefter about his near future, hitting on the possibility of joining Big Blue:

“I think of coach Daboll right away just because of my connection with him right away in Buffalo,” Trubisky said. “I’m excited to see what he does in New York. I don’t know where I’m gonna go, but I know whatever he does there he’s going to do a great job with that offense. He’s a great leader of men. He’s real and authentic with all the guys and I think that’s why so many people respected him in our building. I’m excited to see what he’s going to do.

There’s a slim chance that Trubisky ends up signing with a Giants, but if he did, he would have the green light to compete with Daniel Jones for the starting job. Jones is still battling to find a long-term future in New York, but he has displayed signs of quality in the past. His carelessness with the football, poor progressions through his reads, and other decisive quarterback flaws have set him back.  A lackluster protection scheme and poor offensive playcalling have also negatively impacted the former 6th overall pick.

Nonetheless, Trubisky could be looking for a contract in the $15 million per year range, something the Giants simply can’t afford at this time unless he’s willing to take a pay cut to stick with Daboll as his coach and mentor.