New York Giants: Jason Garrett not favored as Chargers HC, likely to return

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Some New York Giants fans might have been hoping the Chargers would take Jason Garrett off the hands of the team, but it doesn’t look so likely that a deal will happen. While Garrett did interview to become the head coach of the Chargers, reports are coming out that indicate the team is interested in another candidate.

That candidate is Bills OC Brian Daboll, whose team is still alive in the AFC playoffs following a win against Baltimore.

Jordan Raanan has reported that the feeling around the league is that Daboll is the favorite for the Chargers. If that does happen, it looks like Garrett will come back for another year with the Giants.

The Giants haven’t shown any signs they want to move on from Garrett, and statements from John Mara seem to indicate the opposite. And so far, it looks like the Chargers job is the only other job that Garrett has interviewed for.

Garrett had a tough outing in his first year, of course. He had to alter his plans due to Saquon Barkley going down early in the season, but few would say the Giants offense adapted well to the change.

While the Giants were able to show flashes of potential in some of their wins, Garrett was criticized for a lackluster passing game and not calling creative routes that would allow receivers to get separation.

But with his first year disrupted by limited offseason training due to COVID-19 as well as the injury to Barkley, it seems the Giants organization is willing to give Garrett another go next season. After all, if the team didn’t want Garrett back, we would have heard about it by now.