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New York Giants hiring Brian Daboll as new head coach

Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll looks on prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have chosen to hire Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as their new head coach, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported Friday.

The two sides will now work to reach a deal, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported.

Daboll was the first candidate new general manager Joe Schoen interviewed for the position. Schoen also came from the Bills organization.

Buffalo Bills: Offensive stats and rank since 2018
Metric Rank
EPA per play -0.017 20th of 32
Yards per play 5.3 19th of 32
Explosive run play % 14.3% 4th of 32
Explosive pass play % 13.2% 21st of 32
PFF team offense grade 77.5 21st of 32

Daboll has been the Bills’ offensive coordinator since 2018 and was instrumental in quarterback Josh Allen’s development. The Giants hope Daboll can work wonders with 2019 first-round pick Daniel Jones.

Daboll previously worked as Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2017. He entered the NFL with the New England Patriots and also has had stops with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. This is Daboll’s first time as a head coach. He’s the Giants’ second straight head coach with ties to the Patriots. Joe Judge, a former Patriots special teams coach, was fired after two seasons in New York.

Daboll also was a candidate with the Miami Dolphins.

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Ex-Dolphins head coach Brian Flores and Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier were also in the running for the Giants’ head coaching job.

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