Reason Why Giants Hired Jason Garrett Revealed
The reason why the Giants hired Jason Garrett was revealed on Friday night.
After a successful interview with New York head coach Joe Judge on Wednesday, the 53-year-old was offered the job almost immediately.
Garrett requested some time to mull it over with his family, but ultimately agreed to became the Giants’ new offensive coordinator.
Even before this week’s interview, New York had a desire to fill one of their vacancies with Garrett.
The organization requested to speak with Garrett a few weeks back when he was still under contract with the Dallas Cowboys, but at the time insisted it was for their head coaching position.
After Judge was hired, talk turned to the OC spot.
Despite his underwhelming 8-8 campaign with Dallas last season, Garrett is still a widely respected offensive mind around the NFL. Even as a head coach he posted a respectable 85-67 record with three playoff appearances.
Former #Cowboys HC Jason Garrett has agreed to become the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants and first-year head coach Joe Judge, per source:
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 18, 2020
Furthermore, as a former player for the Giants from 2000 to 2003, he seemed like a natural fit for franchise.
As the head coach of the Cowboys, Garrett amassed a 13-6 record against the Giants.
Known for his success with quarterbacks like Tony Romo and Dak Prescott, many are excited to see what impact Garrett will ultimately have on quarterback Daniel Jones.
Jones, a first round draft pick out of Duke last year, showed lots of promise in his inaugural campaign.
Although he threw for 24 touchdown passes, he also showed an inability to take care of the football. All in all, he recorded 12 interceptions and 11 fumbles.
Between Jones, running back Saquon Barkley and wide receivers Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard, Garrett will have a lot to work with in the early going.
Based on sheer talent at his disposal alone, it figures to be a lock that Garrett will be able to improve a Giants offense that finished 23rd in total yardage and 18th in points in 2019.