The New York Giants have fired head coach Ben McAdoo, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
“Ben McAdoo tells me he’s been fired,” Rapoport wrote on Twitter.
The Giants are 2-10 on the season and just lost to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
It appears that the Giants are going to make this a full housecleaning, and they’re also reportedly parting ways with GM Jerry Reese.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2017
One thing that remains unclear in all of this is the role of quarterback Eli Manning. He was benched after 210 consecutive starts for the game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Giants started Geno Smith instead, and they then lost to the Raiders, 24-17.
When Manning was benched, it naturally spawned a lot of talk that the team was done with him and wanted to move on with the younger quarterbacks. There was speculation that he’d start his first game in a new city in 2018.
With McAdoo now out, though, that picture becomes a bit less clear. Will the Giants look for a coach who wants to go back to Manning, or will they really clean everything out, ship Manning away, and fully move on from any resemblance to the team that beat the New England Patriots in a pair of Super Bowls?
Also of note is the fact that star wideouts Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall have been out for most of the year with injuries. Whoever gets this coaching job will actually get a team with a fair amount of talent, despite the dismal 2017 record.