It's been a crazy day, hasn't it Giants fans! Thursday the team officially announced the hiring of Ben McAdoo as the next head coach of the New York Giants. But three other teams also made their selections. Which team made the best choice for their future? Let's review the three other new head coaches.
The former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles beat out former NFC East coaches such as Tom Coughlin and Mike Shanahan to try and fix a broken 49ers team. Strictly as a coach, Kelly is perhaps one of the best available as he quickly turned a 4-12 Eagles team into a playoff team just one year later. However, he will only be remembered for his brief but poor stint while having total control over personnel. With general manager Trent Baalke still on the team, Kelly's total control looks to come at an end.
Despite moving cross-country, Kelly will have to deal with a lingering problem since he has entered the league in finding a starting quarterback. Many have speculated that the Kelly hire was made to resurrect the career of Colin Kaepernick as his playstyle would be a good fit for Kelly's offensive scheme.
With the disastrous end of the Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia, the Eagles sought to continue the coaching tree of their successful run with Andy Reid. Pederson, the current offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs has worked with Reid his entire coaching career -- and even briefly as a player. He's very familiar with the Eagles having been their backup quarterback in 1999. He was a part of the Eagles coaching staff from 2009 up to 2013 in which he moved to the Chiefs following Andy Reid's departure.
If Pederson attempts to be an Andy Reid clone, then expect his team to run a variant of the west coast offense. Andy Reid was known to be a little pass happy during his days as the Eagles head coach so it will be interesting to see how Pederson will adapt his mentor's offense -- if at all.
After the surprise firing of Lovie Smith, the Buccaneers too were in the market for a new head coach. Perhaps this signals a paradigm in Tampa as Smith was known to be a defensive virtuoso while Koetter's background has largely been on the offensive side on the ball. This shift makes sense considering that the Buccaneers talent largely resides on offense. Jameis Winston had an incredible rookie season and is surrounded by weapons such as Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
Koetter's NFL experience includes being the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2007-2011 and of the Atlanta Falcons from 2012-2014 before being the coordinator of the Buccaneers in 2015.