New York Giants: Top Head Coach candidates named

Pat Shurmur, New York Giants. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Pat Shurmur, New York Giants. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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Pat Shurmur, New York Giants (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The New York Giants have officially fired head coach Pat Shurmur and with that, the top candidates to wear the headset for the Giants next season has been named.

For the third time in five years, the New York Giants are on the hunt for a new head coach. After a 9-23 record over two seasons, it was time to move on from Pat Shurmur for the Giants, but now the hunt for the next head coach is on.

Many, including myself, had hoped former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera would be considered in New York, but unfortunately, it appears he will be signing with the Washington Redskins. However, the Giants named several coaches as candidates.

Those coaches include Baylor head coach, Matt Rhule, Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, and Chiefs offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy. These are the three who look most likely at the moment but don’t be surprised if other big names are added to this list.

As mentioned in a previous article, I believe Jim Harbaugh could be a legitimate candidate for the job. Harbaugh is a coach who, in the past, led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and before heading back to college, was a top head coach in the NFL.

Not only that but like each of the three candidates named as candidates, Harbaugh is an offensive-minded coach. To me, at least the fact that the Giants are looking at offensive coaches is a bit surprising.

With how bad the defense has looked recently, I thought they would go the defensive route, but that does not appear to be the case.

So with all that being said, let’s take a look at each of these three coaches, what they bring to the table and why they are the best fit for the job.