3. Matt Rhule
Although Matt Rhule looks to be the top candidate for the job, I would put him at the bottom of the list when it comes to these three candidates. Rhule has no experience when it comes to the NFL, as he has never held the role of offensive coordinator or head coach at the top level.
However, Rhule has coached in the NFL and with the Giants believe it or not. Rhule was an assistant offensive line coach with the G-Men in 2012 before heading to Temple, where he was the head coach before leaving for Baylor.
This, for me, is the only reason I would have him at the bottom of the list when it comes to these three coaches. Yes, Rhule turned Baylor, a team who nearly got the death penalty, into a College Football Playoff contender, but his highest experience in the NFL was as an assistant offensive line coach.
This isn’t to say Rhule isn’t capable of being a head coach, but I, for one, am tired of taking chances on guys who have yet to be proven, good coaches.
Nonetheless though, here is Rhule’s coaching resume:
- 2019 Big 12 Coach of the Year
- 2016 AAC Champion
- 2019 Big 12 runner-up
- 2x AAC runner-up
- 47-42 overall record
Pretty impressive on every front except resume for a college coach, but once again, the fact that he has never held a significant coaching position in the NFL scares me.
However, having a college coach like Rhule also would not be the worst thing in the world as the Giants have some young offensive players, including quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.
That being said, having a college coach like Rhule might help with the development of young players, precisely like Daniel Jones.
With all this in mind, don’t be surprised at all if Matt Rhule is the next head coach of the New York Giants as it looks as if he is the top candidate right now.