However, New York appears to be just getting started filling out their offensive coaching staff.
Giants Interested in Scott Linehan as Passing-Game Coordinator
ESPN’s Chris Mortenson took to Twitter recently to let it be known that not only has former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan resurfaced as a potential coaching candidate, but he’s also piqued the interest of a number of organizations, including the New York Giants.
Linehan is expected to meet with the Giants at some point this weekend, however, with the hiring of Garrett, some have questioned in what capacity would Linehan serve in New York.
At the time of the Linehan interview news breaking, many in the media and Giants fans began to wonder if Garrett was indeed the front-runner for the OC job as we’d all been led to believe. However, with Garrett’s official hiring on Friday, that’s no longer a debate.
The likely scenario is that New York would be looking to once again pair the combination of Garrett and Linehan together, with Garrett serving as the team’s offensive coordinator, and Linehan as the passing games coordinator, something both have done in the past during their tenure in Dallas.
Linehan and Garrett ended their relationship in Dallas on less than stellar terms, as Garrett opted to move on from Linehan as the team’s offensive coordinator ahead of the 2019 season. Yet, from NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport’s tweet below, it appears that the two have hashed out any differences they may have had in the past.
Will Giants Coaching Staff Be Overrun By Former Cowboys?
Scott Linehan joined Jason Garrett’s coaching staff with the Cowboys back in 2014 as the team’s passing coordinator. Yet, after just one season he was promoted to the team’s full-time offensive coordinator. Oddly enough, Linehan unseated Bill Callahan for the job, a name which appears to be in the front running to become New York’s next offensive line coach.
Linehan was not always the pupil to Garrett, in fact, it was Linehan who helped Garrett break into the NFL coaching ranks. Back in 2005, while serving as the Miami Dolphins’ offensive coordinator, Linehan brought in Garrett to serve as the team’s quarterback coach.
Speaking of the Miami Dolphins, the team out of the 305 has also garnered the interest of the Giants brass, as they’ve recently hired not one, but two former ‘Phins coaches, Jerry Schuplinski and Patrick Graham to their own staff.
With Garrett on board, and Linehan and Callahan’s potential hirings, the trio seems more than ready to team up in hopes of sticking it to their former boss, Jerry Jones, twice a year for the foreseeable future.