The Giants made official what was already apparent, announcing that offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was named head coach, replacing Tom Coughlin.
McAdoo’s presence was apparently a big deal for quarterback Eli Manning, who endorsed the move.
“I’m excited,” Manning said. “I’m excited for the Giants organization and for the team. I think coach McAdoo is a great coach, a great teacher, and will be a great leader of this team. I’m excited to continue to work with him and grow within this offense, and get this organization back where it needs to be. . . .
“I think the Giants ownership made this decision on what’s best for the organization and best for the team. I think coach McAdoo has great leadership skills, and will do a great job being a head coach and leading us in the right direction. If a new offensive scheme came in, I would’ve adjusted to it and been able to go out there and play at a high level. I enjoy this offense, I enjoy working with coach McAdoo. I’m excited about that staying the same.”
The consistency apparently applies to his staff, since quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan is being promoted to the coordinator job and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is staying in the same job as well.