Report: Giants interested in Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator
The New York Giants are still interested in hiring former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, but it is not for the position many initially thought.
A report on Tuesday morning claimed the Giants have requested permission from the Cowboys to interview Garrett, which would be required since he is still technically under contract in Dallas through next week. That was before word surfaced that the Giants have hired former New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their next head coach, so where does that leave Garrett?
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Giants are interested in Garrett as an offensive coordinator. They feel he could help develop quarterback Daniel Jones while also sharing valuable experience with a 38-year-old head coach.
Source: #Giants requested permission from #Cowboys to interview Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator under new HC Joe Judge. Garrett’s 10 years of head coaching experience would be important asset to inexperienced HC. Also Garrett could develop Daniel Jones if interested.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 7, 2020
If Garrett wants to coach in the NFL next season, it may have to be as a coordinator. The only remaining head coaching vacancy is with the Cleveland Browns, and he has not been mentioned as a candidate for that job.
The Giants were supposedly very interested in hiring Garrett as their head coach back in 2014, but a lot has changed since then. However, if Garrett decides he wants to stick around in the NFC East and have a chance to go against the Cowboys twice a year, he may have an opportunity to do so with his former rival.