Reports: Giants hire Bills OC Brian Daboll as head coach
Brian Daboll will be the next head coach of the New York Giants, multiple outlets reported Friday evening.
New York hired the Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator one week after hiring Buffalo assistant general manager Joe Schoen as its new GM, replacing the retired Dave Gettleman.
The Giants fired Joe Judge on Jan. 11 after two seasons as coach. They went 10-23 during Judge’s tenure and made him the third straight coach to be shown the door after two seasons, following Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur.
Daboll, 46, spent the past four seasons as Buffalo’s OC. He was praised for his work developing Josh Allen into one of the game’s premier quarterbacks. In 2021, the Bills ranked third in the league in scoring offense (28.4 points per game) and fifth in total offense (381.9 yards per game).
A Canadian-American from the Niagara Falls area, Daboll has also worked as an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2009-10), Miami Dolphins (2011), Kansas City Chiefs (2012) and in college at Alabama (2017) under Nick Saban.
The Giants revealed Daboll had his second interview with the franchise Tuesday, when he spent the day at their training center in East Rutherford, N.J.
Reports this week said the Giants had come down to Daboll and former Dolphins coach Brian Flores as their finalists. Leslie Frazier, the Bills’ defensive coordinator, also reportedly received a second interview Friday.
NFL Network reported that the New Orleans Saints requested to interview Daboll before he came to terms with the Giants. Miami was also interested in the University of Rochester alum.
–Field Level Media