1. Josh McDaniels
Do you want a coach with NFL experience? How about a six-time Super Bowl champion? That’s right. I’m talking about Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
McDaniels has been at the top of head coaching rumors for years now, including two seasons ago, when he accepted the Colts job as their next head coach before changing his mind several hours later.
However, McDaniels’ resume speaks for himself. Here is McDaniels’ experience:
- 2001: New England Patriots Personnel Assistant
- 2002-03: New England Patriots Defensive Assistant
- 2004: New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach
- 2005-08: New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach and Offensive Coordinator
- 2009-10: Denver Broncos Head Coach
- 2011: St. Louis Rams Quarterbacks Coach and Offensive Coordinator
- 2012-Present: New England Patriots Quarterbacks Coach and Offensive Coordinator
Let me ask you this if I told you you could have any quarterback to be your starter since 2000, who would you say? Tom Brady, right? Correct, well McDaniels has been his quarterback’s coach and offensive coordinator for 13 of those 20 seasons.
So with that being said, the Giants have a chance to sign a guy who is somewhat responsible for the development of arguably the greatest football player of all time, Tom Brady. If you have the opportunity to sign a guy like that to help develop your quarterback who is headed into his second season in the NFL, how could you pass that up?
Now, you might point to McDaniels’ 11-17 record as a head coach as a reason not to sign him, but at the end of the day, I don’t think that is anything to worry about too much.
Since his two year tenure as the Broncos head coach, McDaniels has spent eight more seasons with arguably the greatest head coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick.
Yes, the Giants have had some bad experience with coordinators becoming head coaches for the Giants, but I think McDaniels is different than Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur.
In my personal opinion I believe Josh McDaniels is the best candidate to be the next head coach of the New York Giants, but don’t be surprised if it is one of these three wearing the headset on the sidelines in East Rutherford next season.