Giants To Hire Jason Garrett As OC

Jason Garrett wasn’t out of a job too long. The Giants are planning to hire Garrett as their new offensive coordinator, a source told Ed Werder of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Garrett staying in the division and getting to face the Cowboys twice a year will provide a lot of drama and entertainment, if nothing else. Garrett met with Giants brass a couple of days ago, and apparently everything went well. He caught a lot of flak his last few years in Dallas, but he will be a solid veteran presence to lean on for rookie head coach Joe Judge in New York.

Garrett, who played quarterback in the league for nearly 15 years, will now be tasked with helping to develop Daniel Jones. He spent four years with the Giants as a backup, so this is a homecoming of sorts for him. He’ll surely be excited about the opportunity to take on Jerry Jones and his old team. He started his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach with the Dolphins for a couple of years before moving on to Dallas.

Garrett went a perfect 6-0 against the Giants the past three years, which couldn’t have hurt his cause with New York’s ownership. He was the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys for four seasons before serving as head coach for the past nine. Still only 53, the 2016 NFL Coach of the Year surely has his sights set on becoming a head coach again sometime in the near future. If he can get Jones to take the next step and develop like Dak Prescott did, that opportunity could come relatively soon.

The Giants are entering a new era of football, as they finally appear set to move on from Eli Manning. They fired Pat Shurmur after the season ended and brought in Judge, the Patriots’ receivers/special teams coach, to replace him. Judge’s staff is starting to fill out, as he already hired away defensive coordinator Patrick Graham from the Dolphins. We heard earlier today the Giants were planning on speaking with Scott Linehan, who worked under Garrett as his OC in Dallas. A reunion could be in the works there.

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35 comments on “Giants To Hire Jason Garrett As OC

  1. floridapinstripes

    Giants hire two coaches from the teams I dislike the most (shrugs).

    • crosseyedlemon

      It’s obviously a conspiracy to increase the sale of NY Guardian tickets.

  2. justinkm19

    Ha ha. Cowboys will know what’s coming. Everyone knew when he was calling plays

  3. dudeman40

    Jason wasn’t a bad dude, just not a great coach and his time in Dallas needed to end.

    I’ll wish him the best and hope he does well.

      • jorge78

        I looked on Football Reference and it lists NFL
        time from 1993 until 2000. That is 8 seasons.
        The article says he played
        “in the league” which I’m assuming is the NFL.
        Can you explain to me the discrepancy please? I am not an expert on FR rules on mystery seasons.
        Thanks!

        • matty kid

          Look at his Wikipedia page. Practice squad Saints. CFL then NFL. I said pro football, not just NFL

  4. Wentz It Gonna be my Turn?

    I was worried I’d miss seeing him clapping on the sidelines twice a year. What a relief

  5. echozulu88

    Giants fans! If you’re not happy and you know it, clap your hands!

  6. bens04ter

    during the press conference to announce his signing, garrett stood up, smiled and clapped for 5 minutes!

    • dkcsmc1991

      All this clapping might make Astros players think the baseball season started early.

      • ab3b29

        Nah the Astros have upgraded from caveman cheating such as whistling, banging on trash cans, and clapping. They now wear wireless electronic devices

  7. crosseyedlemon

    So Jason signed with a team that could offer him more humiliation incentives than the Cowboys. This was a stroke of genius.

  8. mustang

    I’m a Giants fan and I think it’s a good hire.
    Experience guy
    Develop a good QB in Dallas
    Knows the enemy
    Best of all probably hates Dallas to no end with a hunger for revenge.
    He is the OC not HC
    I’m all good with that.

  9. Brad

    He’s a great OC. Surrounding Judge with former coaches and knowledgeable assistants is going to set him up for some success. And if it fails, there’s plenty of options in house behind him.

    • mustang

      Exactly !!!!!
      Extremely well said!

      Nice to see someone that’s looking at the facts and logic. And not just going with the
      Easy negative narrative.

        • sportsfan101

          I agree with you, solid OC choice, so he didn’t win a title in DAL, he still coached a lot of great playoff teams that just weren’t GOOD enough to beat others. Not everyone is B.B. yet he’s not set the standard of what you expect in a head coach.

  10. padam

    Personally, I think this is part of the Cowboys strategy to eliminate the Giants the next few years.

  11. mustang

    “The Cowboys consistently had one of the NFL’s most productive offenses under Garrett. In 2019, Dallas had league-high averages of 431.5 yards a game and 6.5 yards per play. The Cowboys were second in the NFL in passing yardage (296.9 a game), fifth in rushing (134.6), tied for second in third-down conversion percentage (47.1 with 96 success in 204 opportunities) and sixth with an average of 27.1 points a game.
    That continued a trend of offensive excellence by Dallas during Garrett’s tenure. The top-rated offense in the recently-concluded season marked the eighth time the Cowboys finished in the top 10 with Garrett as either coordinator or head coach. They were second in 2007 and 2009, 10th in 2010 and 2013, sixth in 2012, seventh in 2014 and fifth in 2016.”

    All that matters

  12. Whateverworks77

    Probably will have OBJ in Dallas next year too facibg the Giants twice a year.

  13. crosseyedlemon

    Jason’s first game back in Dallas will certainly be a major media event. Will they drive him straight to the stadium or take a detour by the grassy knoll?

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