Report: Giants down to 3 offensive coordinator finalists, here’s what you need to know

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The New York Giants are quickly looking to make a decision on their next offensive coordinator after hiring head coach Brian Daboll last week. With the Buffalo Bills elevating Ken Dorsey to their offensive coordinator position, Big Blue is boiling down their finalists, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Three OC finalists for the Giants:

Pep Hamilton:

The Giants are intrigued by former Bears assistant Pep Hamilton, who served as the QB coach and passing game coordinator for the Houston Texans this past season. Hamilton worked for the Bears before under HC Lovie Smith between 2007–2009. He’s worked with a number of quarterbacks, including Jay Cutler in Chicago and Andrew Luck in Indianapolis. He also served as Justin Herbert’s quarterback’s coach during his breakout rookie season, enjoying plenty of success with David Mills in Houston this past year, despite him being a mid-round selection.

Everywhere Hamilton goes, he finds success, which is exactly why Daboll is so intrigued by his services. If the Giants could land Hamilton, they will undoubtedly have a modernized offensive coordinator with a passion for developing quarterbacks and curating explosive plays.

Mike Kafka:

One rising star in the NFL is Mike Kafka of the Kansas City Chiefs. Kafka currently serves as the Chiefs quarterback coach, helping develop Patrick Mahomes into the superstar he is today.

Kafka was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as the Offensive Quality Control coach in 2017, reuniting with Andy Reid. He was promoted to QB coach in 2018, the year that Patrick Mahomes earned his first Pro Bowl selection and was named the NFL‘s most valuable player just one year later.

The elevation of Mahomes has been incredible, and Kafka played an essential part in his growth. Having Daboll and Kafka on the same coaching staff, developing two of the league’s most prominent passers, would get a Daniel Jones giddy.

Chad O’Shea:

Another name that Daboll is considering as the team’s next OC is Chad O’Shea, a former player.

O’Shea has spent time with the Chiefs, Vikings, Patriots, Dolphins, and Browns during his coaching career. He was most recently hired by Cleveland in 2020 to be the team’s wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

O’Shea worked under head coach Kevin Stefanski, reuniting with him after spending several years in Minnesota together. This past season, Cleveland struggled offensively, averaging 20.5 points per game, but had plenty of turnover and COVID-19 situation arise. Based on success, Hamilton end Kafka seem to be the best options for the Giants.