Patriots’ Joe Judge drawing head coaching interest from Giants, Mississippi State
New England Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge is becoming a popular name in coaching circles.
Judge interviewed for the vacant New York Giants head coach job on Monday, the team confirmed, becoming the fifth candidate to do so. That interview comes on the heels of reports that Judge is a leading candidate for the vacant Mississippi State job.
Hearing that #Patriots STC Joe Judge has emerged as a strong candidate for the Miss. State head coaching job. A former #HailState player and assistant with strong ties to MSU, Judge was a name we were told to keep an eye on all along: https://t.co/nWnEKjcaEe
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 6, 2020
Judge has been with the Patriots since 2012. He also serves as the team’s wide receivers coach. A former Mississippi State player, he also got his start in coaching there as a graduate assistant, hence the links to that head coaching job.
There are other names involved in the Mississippi State job, and Judge feels like a secondary candidate in what is a robust Giants search that may already have a different favorite. Still, it’s clear that Judge’s stock is high and he’s a name to watch this hiring cycle.