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Monday, July 13, 2020

Report: Matt Rhule considered the favorite for Giants job

Matt Rhule

The New York Giants are planning to interview several candidates for their vacant head coaching position, but there is one they may already prefer over all the others.

Matt Rhule is considered the favorite to be hired as the next head coach of the Giants, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. The Giants have reportedly been enamored with him since he worked for them as an assistant in 2012, and sources told Vacchiano that Rhule has “strong interest” in the job.

Rhule is currently preparing to coach Baylor in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia on Wednesday, so any conversation he has with the Giants will likely take place after that. There was some talk that head coaching candidates may be deterred by the Giants deciding to keep general manager Dave Gettleman, but Gettleman was a member of the team’s front office in 2012 when Rhule served on Tom Coughlin’s staff. Vacchiano reports that the idea of Rhule not wanting to work with Gettleman again is “ridiculous.”

Rhule, a New York native, said recently that he would only leave Baylor for the perfect NFL job. He has already taken himself out of the running for another NFL vacancy and turned down the New York Jets a year ago, but there are a number of reasons he may view the Giants job differently.

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