Brian Daboll is Taking the New York Giants Head Coaching Job

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Brian Daboll is Taking the New York Giants Head Coaching Job

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Brian Daboll has been a popular coach in these parts for some time. Between what he has done developing Josh Allen and what he did orchestrating an offense that was putting up bonkers numbers in the playoffs, there was a reason he was a popular head coach candidate.

But only one team gets the opportunity to name his as its leader. And that team won’t be in Chicago:

The New York Giants announced that Daboll is their new head coach. Daboll replaces Joe Judge, who floundered in two seasons after leaving his post coaching the Patriots‘ special teams. There was nothing special about Judge’s time in New York. Unless, of course, you count the time when the Bears blowing the Giants being the thing that put the ball in motion for Judge’s dismissal. Otherwise, not much happening on that front. Ideally, the Giants hope that snagging this AFC East assistant works out better than the last one.

The Daboll hire has potential to have some wide outreach. Not so much for the Bears, who already have their head coach and are already in the midst of building a staff. But for other teams around the league. For instance, the Dolphins. Miami was showing interest in hiring Daboll for their own head coach opening. Same for the Saints, per NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero. Those coach searches keep chugging along.

Daboll was a fan favorite in Chicago, and someone many were hoping would land at Halas Hall. But it wasn’t meant to be. However, if you’re looking for revenge game potential, note that the Giants are on the list of Bears opponents in 2022. When the schedule comes out, I’ll be sure to circle that one because it’ll be a battle of first-year coaches.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.