Ed Werder of ESPN is reporting that Jason Garrett has agreed to become the New York Giants next offensive coordinator, taking a key role on the staff of rookie head coach Joe Judge.
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
Garrett became a free agent after the Dallas Cowboys elected to let his contract expire following the 2019 NFL season. He was the Cowboys head coach for the last decade, and began his career in Dallas as their offensive coordinator in 2007. Garrett was replaced in Dallas by Mike McCarthy, who also interviewed for the Giants’ head-coaching job.
At this point it seems as though it was inevitable that Garrett would coach for the Giants in 2020. It was first reported that the Giants was mutual interest all the way back on Nov. 24th.
Garrett has experience with young quarterbacks, having coached Tony Romo beginning in the fourth year of his career and Dak Prescott as a rookie through the 2019 season.
As a former head coach with a decade’s experience, Garrett should provide a sounding board for Judge.
It will be interesting to see what kind of offense the Giants run in 2020, as Garrett has historically been a proponent of the “Air Coryell” offense, which is a stark departure from the West Coast offense the Giants have run in recent years.
Running backs coach also reportedly hired
The Giants will hire Burton Burns as running backs coach, per a report from Alex Marvez. Burns, 67, has been serving as assistant athletic director for the Alabama football team. Burns coached running backs at Alabama from 2007-2017 and held the same job at Clemson from 1999-2006.