Giants to keep Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator?
It appears former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett won’t be looking for a new job during the NFL offseason.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan is reporting that first-year head coach Joe Judge and Giants are expected to keep Garrett as Big Blue’s offensive coordinator for at least the start of the 2021 season. The Giants are searching for a new offensive line coach and could make other changes to their offensive staff.
Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones, who has already played under two coaching staffs during his brief pro tenure, failed to cement his status as a potential franchise signal-caller with Garrett as his coordinator, but the 23-year-old was also hobbled by hamstring and ankle injuries throughout the final six weeks of the campaign.
Truth be told, Jones probably should’ve sat for the rest of the season after he was sidelined during the Giants’ 19-17 win at the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 29.
Garrett was also burdened by the fact that star running back Saquon Barkley went down to a torn ACL in the season’s second game. Barkley is recovering and should be ready to go for Week 1 of the 2021 season.
According to ESPN stats, the Giants finished the year No. 31 in overall offensive yards per game (299.6) and points per game (17.5).