And another one bites the dust.
The Giants have hired Joe Judge to serve as the team’s next head coach, according to multiple reports.
Judge is both the special-teams coordinator and receivers coach in New England. He arrived in 2012 as assistant special-teams coordinator, taking over the coordinator job in 2015. He added the receivers coach position in 2019.
The 38-year-old Philadelphia native spent three years at Alabama before joining the Patriots. He also has coached at Birmingham-Southern and Mississippi State.
The move comes at a time when Jason Garrett’s named had emerged as a possibility for the Giants, but before an interview actually happened. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, a deal with Judge was in the works on Monday night, which became a major factor in Matt Rhule’s decision to take the job in Carolina.
Which means (if true) that Rhule didn’t spurn the Giants, but that the Giants spurned Rhule.