Izzo has been special teams coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks since 2021. The Seahawks moved on from veteran head coach Pete Carroll this offseason and have yet to name a replacement.
Giants’ offensive coordinator Mike Kafka is one of several candidates who will get a second interview with Seattle as a potential replacement for Carroll.
In Rick Gosselin’s annual special teams rankings, which score teams in 22 kicking game categories, the Seahawks ranked No. 6 in 2023. The Giants, under fired special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey, were tied for 23rd. In 2022, the Seahawks were No. 2 while the Giants were 28th. In 2021, the Seahawks were No. 3 and the Giants were No. 10.
Izzo, 49, played for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Jets in a 13-year career from 1996-2009. He was assistant special teams coach with the Giants from 2011-2015. Izzo was special teams coordinator with the Houston Texans in 2016 and 2017, and has been with the Seahawks ever since, ascending to the coordinator job in 2021.
Defensive coordinator update
The Giants are continuing to search for a replacement for Wink Martindale. Known candidates at this point are Giants’ defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, Miami Dolphins’ linebackers coach Anthony Campanile, Baltimore Ravens’ defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson, Tennessee Titans’ defensive coordinator Shane Bowen and interim Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley.