NY Giants’ offseason tracker: News, analysis and everything to know about Big Blue
The New York Giants have proclaimed that the foundation has been set following the first season for Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll, a campaign that undeniably will be remembered as a success.
But now the building continues for Schoen as the Giants’ general manager oversees the shift into an offseason that will require even more of a creative approach with incredibly important decisions that will determine the next steps for a franchise that believes it has turned the corner.
Daboll is entrenched as the head coach, coming off his NFL Coach of the Year season in which the Giants went 9-7-1 in the regular season to earn a playoff berth. They won the first postseason game for the organization since Super Bowl XLVI 11 years ago.
So instead of a coaching search which has become a staple around here every two years, the biggest questions are contractual with Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley set to hit the free agent market. With success also come inquiries from other teams for coaches on Daboll’s staff, so that has been an unavoidable theme in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl and the aftermath.
Keep checking back here throughout the offseason for Giants news and our analysis as the 2023 season approaches:
Eagles losses … Giants gains?
The day after the Eagles lost Super Bowl LVII, they lost Nick Sirianni’s offensive and defensive coordinators to head coaching jobs. OC Shane Steichen is the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and DC Jonathan Gannon accepted the job from the Arizona Cardinals.
WHAT IT MEANS: Wink Martindale’s return to the Giants following two interviews in Indy is a significant victory for Daboll. Kafka was considered a finalist for the Cardinals’ head coaching job, and while Arizona slow-played its search, leading some to declare .Kafka and Bengals DC Lou Anarumo as favorites, Gannon ended up being the target all along. Keeping Martindale and Kafka is important for the Giants. The Giants are pursuing the standard set by the Eagles, and while Sirianni could promote from within and maintain a strong staff, holes are created any time good coaches leave.
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