The New York Giants took two days to think about it, but ultimately opted to fire head coach Joe Judge. Judge went 6-10 in his freshman season and 4-13 in his sophomore season. Many believed Judge was secure within the organization, but after finishing the last six games with no sign of progress and the team’s general manager retiring, Judge became expendable.
“Steve Tisch and I both believe it’s in the best interests of our franchise to go in a different direction,” said team president John Mara. “We met with Joe yesterday afternoon to discuss the state of the team. I met with Joe again this afternoon and during that conversation I informed Joe of our decision. We appreciate Joe’s efforts on behalf of the organization.
The Giants have fired three consecutive coaches after just two seasons each, with Judge suffering the same fate as Pat Shurmur and Ben McAdoo. They will start looking for a new General Manager who will now have the chance to hire a trainer of their liking instead of taking on a struggling trainer. With two top-ten draft picks, the Giants’ job offers are attractive.