Giants Hire Brian Daboll as Coach
The Giants chose Brian Daboll, the former Bills offensive coordinator, as their next head coach, the team announced on Friday evening. Daboll will join his Buffalo colleague Joe Schoen, who earlier this week was announced as the Giants’ new general manager, in trying to match the success the Bills have had over a span in which the Giants have cratered.
“I have a pretty good idea where our fan base’s feelings are right now, and I get it,” Daboll said in a statement. “I promise we will work our tails off to put a team on the field that you will be proud to support and give us the results we all want.”
Since the Giants’ fourth Super Bowl win in February 2012, the team has made the playoffs just once, a first-round exit in 2016, and has logged only two winning seasons. The last five seasons have been particularly lean, as the team won a total of 22 games over that span and finished the 2021 season with a 4-13 record. The result has been a revolving door at the head coach position: Daboll will be the team’s fourth hire since 2016, a rate of turnover that felt especially turbulent on the heels of Tom Coughlin’s 12-year run helming the team.
In Buffalo, Schoen was part of the new regime that ended the Bills’ 17-year playoff drought in 2017. The organizational rebirth continued with Daboll’s arrival alongside quarterback Josh Allen a year later. The team has won the A.F.C. East twice since then and reached the A.F.C. championship game last season.