The New York Giants are expected to turn over several coaching staff positions in the coming days, as head coach Joe Judge has already reached out to former Browns’ HC Freddie Kitchens to gauge his interest in the offensive coordinator job.
However, the latest decision was at the WR coach position, a familiar spot for Judge, who coached the same group for the New England Patriots just a year ago.
Not a surprise given the development of the #Giants receiving group, but new coach Joe Judge is expected to keep WRs coach Tyke Tolbert, source said. He helped turn late-rounder Darius Slayton is a very productive player, among others.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2020
According to Ian Rapoport, Judge will hold on to Tyke Tolbert, who helped develop Darius Slayton into a quality pass catcher in 2019. The 5th round pick was expected to have a No. 2 WR ceiling but has proven he can be a No. 1 option with the development of his route running abilities and consistent hands.
How did New York Giants’ Darius Slayton finish the 2019 campaign?
Slayton finished the season with 740 receiving yards and eight scores, leading all rookie wide receivers in the touchdown department. Tolbert, on the other hand, did a solid job getting him prepared for the regular season after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury.
Expect to see him develop even further in 2020, potential claiming the top dog role. His chemistry with Daniel Jones has progressed nicely during their rookie seasons.