Jim Schwartz Emerges as a Favorite for Giants Coaching Job

Nov 19 2017 Arlington TX USA Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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After a disastrous 2017-18 season for the New York Giants (3-13) finally came to an end on Sunday with an 18-10 win over the Washington Redskins, Big Blue will dive head-first into a search for a new head coach.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, current Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is the favorite to land in NY.

Schwartz is expected to interview with the Giants in the next week, while the Eagles - with an NFC-best record of 13-2 - are on the bye heading into the postseason.

Earlier this week, Giants co-owner John Mara wanted to make it very clear that the organization wants to hire a head coach with enough experience. However, that was the only season Detroit earned a winning record.

The Giants were the first team to fire their coach, which means firing-and-hiring season in the National Football League has begun.

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Nick Caserio isn't heading to NY to take over as the Giants general manager, but Patriots assistants Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia remain at the top of the team's list of head coaching candidates.

The Giants will likely go with a known commodity when it comes to picking their next head coach rather than gamble.

However, it should be pointed out that Schwartz was only 29-51 with the Lions from 2009-13.

Schwartz is now in his second season with the Eagles and is credited with buffing up Philadelphia's defense.

Some thought with the Giants hiring general manager Dave Gettleman on Friday, the Patriots' coordinators would not be candidates for their head coaching vacancy, but apparently that is not the case. Their unit is ranked second, behind the Minnesota Vikings, in the conference, both in totals yards and points allowed.

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