Giants Coaching Rumors Roundup: New York Identifies Two Favorites For Head Coaching Job And More

The New York Giants have plenty of needs to address after a 3-13 season. New York's head coaching search has taken big leaps forward as they appear to have identified a head coaching candidate. After firing Ben McAdoo in the middle of the season, the Giants have taken their time in search for a head coach. Here are the latest Giants coaching news and rumors you need to know:

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Is Matt Patricia the next Giants Head Coach?
New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia interviewed with three teams last week and it appears he will be moving on when the Patriots' season is over.'s Peter King reports the Lions have interest in Patricia, but Patricia “favors” the Giants head coaching job. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, “all signs” point to Patricia being the Giants’ next head coach.

The former rocket scientist has done a little bit of everything since joining the Patriots in 2004. The 43-year-old served as an offensive assistant, offensive line coach, a linebackers coach, a safeties coach and took over as the defensive coordinator in 2012.

Steve Wilks A Favorite For Giants
If they miss out on Patricia, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is also a favorite of the Giants, according to ESPN. Wilks traveled to New York to interview for the Giants head coaching job this week, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson

Wilks is 48 years old and in his first year as a defensive coordinator. The Panthers defense didn't miss a beat with Sean McDermott in Buffalo this year, a credit to Wilks. He's well-regarded in the coaching world, with a background in the secondary. 

Pat Shurmur In The Mix
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has emerged as the favorite for the Cardinals head coaching job, according to ABC Arizona 15. Despite this report, ESPN still says "Shurmur remains in the mix" for the Giants head coaching job.

The Vikings have been one of the surprise teams this season with a 13-3 record and are preparing for their first playoff game against the Saints. The offense lost two quarterbacks, Teddy Bridgewater last season due to a horrific leg injury and Sam Bradford this season. Not many offensive coordinators would be able to lose two quarterbacks and still be successful. Shurmur was the head coach of the Browns from 2011 to 2012 where things didn't go well, but he has rehabbed his image in stints with Philadelphia and Minnesota.

There are rumors that Shurmur wouldn't be coming alone either, he resonated quarterback Case Keenum's career this season and may bring his quarterback along with him. The Giants may be looking for their quarterback of the future with Eli Manning being 37 and if Shurmur can bring along Keenum, it may be a good fit.

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