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Will Giants keep OC Jason Garrett? Don’t ask Daniel Jones

Giants’ quarterback doesn’t want to get into that debate

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Will Jason Garrett be back for a second season as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants?

That is a good question after the Giants finished 31st in the league in points, yards and passing offense in 2020, and tied with the New England Patriots for a league-low in touchdown passes with 12. Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones, statistically, did not have the success he had as a rookie throwing the ball.

Garrett, coordinating an offense and calling plays for the first time since being named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, had to work around the loss of Saquon Barkley, a lack of dynamic receiving options and a developing offensive line. Still, his offense at times seemed static in comparison to many of the league’s more successful units.

Jones, for his part, wants nothing to do with being dragged into a debate over Garrett’s future.

“I’m not sure I’m in a position to comment on that,” Jones said on Monday. “But I’ve certainly enjoyed learning from Coach Garrett. I’ve learned a ton of football, I’ve learned a ton of philosophy on offense, how he sees the game, what he’s learned in his time in the NFL as a player and a coach. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. I look forward to continuing that. I really enjoyed it.”

If he wants to move on from Garrett, head coach Joe Judge could turn to Freddie Kitchens, the Giants tight ends coach. Kitchens was offensive coordinator in Cleveland before becoming Browns’ head coach in 2019. Judge could also look at coaches from any of the half-dozen staffs where head coaches have been fired.