Update Jan. 3 5:49 p.m. — The Giants are schedule to meet with Eric Bieniemy on Saturday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Chiefs’ OC Eric Bieniemy is scheduled to meet with the Browns tonight, then the Giants on Saturday, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2020
Update Jan. 3 4:04 p.m. — The Giants confirmed Friday that they have interviewed Mike McCarthy for their vacant head coaching position.
The Giants have interviewed Mike McCarthy for head coach position— New York Giants (@Giants) January 3, 2020
Update Jan. 2 3:06 p.m. — The Giants interviewed Cowboys’ passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard.
Giants now have completed their head-coaching interview with Cowboys' passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2020
Update 1/1 4:06 p.m. — The Giants will interview Patriots sOC Josh McDaniels.
Breaking: Josh McDaniels will have full interview dance card: Source: Panthers, Browns, and Giants granted permission to talk to Patriots OC. Also, Giants will get to speak with Joe Judge. https://t.co/JR6Bn3WRE9— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) January 1, 2020
Update 12/31 12:30 p.m. — The Giants have requested permission to interview Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge.
Giants requested permission to interview Patriots’ special teams coordinator Joe Judge for their head-coaching vacancy, per source. Other special teams coaches have made jump to HC; Judge could be next to do it.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
Update 12/31 9:30 a.m. — The Giants have requested permission to interview Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.
Update 12/31 8:50 a.m. — The Giants are expected to interview Mike McCarthy this weekend. This would be their first reported interview.
Giants are expected to interview former Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy this weekend, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
Update 12/30 11:45 a.m. — The Giants have requested an interview with Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy.
Giants have requested permission to interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their head-coaching job, per source. Panthers also have requested interview for Bieniemy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 30, 2019
The New York Giants have let head coach Pat Shurmur after two losing seasons. He finished his two seasons with nine wins and 23 losses, which included a nine-game losing streak this season. Getting saddled with a past his prime Eli Manning and then a rookie quarterback who led the league in fumbles probably wasn’t the best recipe for success but as Shurmur himself said, “This is a wins business -- I get it, I get it.”
The Giants did retain GM Dave Gettleman much to the chagrin of fans, but he is there for the rebuild based on his two first round picks, Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones. A new head coach will need to mesh with Gettleman to get the job.
The first rumored candidate is Baylor head coach Matt Rhule. Rhule was an assistant offensive line coach with the Giants in 2012 but has made his mark recently with a quick turnaround of Baylor’s disgraced football program. He reportedly turned down the Jets job last season and appears to be first in line for the Giants job.
The usual suspects will also be on the radar — Mike McCarthy, Jason Garrett (if/when fired), Josh McDaniels, and Brian Daboll all should garner a look. We’ll keep you up to date on all the rumors and interviews reported until the Giants hire a new head coach.
Matt Rhule — Chris Mortenson