Report: Matt Rhule has interest in Giants head coaching job
Matt Rhule said recently that he would only leave Baylor for an NFL job if the situation were perfect, and there is apparently at least one position that has his attention.
Rhule has been linked to the New York Giants head coaching job after they officially parted ways with Pat Shurmur, and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that he is “prominent” in the team’s search. The Giants also announced Monday that they are keeping general manager Dave Gettleman, and there is some belief that potential head coaching candidates will be deterred by that. However, Rhule is said to still be interested in the job.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2019
Rhule was an assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin with the Giants back in 2012, and Gettleman held the title of senior pro personnel analyst with the team at the time. There is a level of familiarity there, and that could be either a good or a bad thing.
Rhule turned down the New York Jets last offseason, so you have to wonder if he would consider the Giants job much better. We already know of at least one NFL head coaching job for which he does not want to be considered, and there could be others. The fact that he is willing to listen to the Giants is noteworthy.