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Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jim Schwartz frontrunner for Giants job

Jim Schwartz frontrunner for Giants job

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, current Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is the favorite to land in NY.

The Giants, now at 2-13, would be a similar project to take on for the coach.

Just one year after going 10-6 and making the playoffs in McAdoo's first year, this has been a dysfunctional season for the Giants.

It seems to be obvious that the Giants are looking for experience at head coach.

The 51-year-old Schwartz could interview next week with the Giants while the Eagles - with an NFC-best record of 13-2 entering Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys - are on the bye heading into the postseason, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Giants will likely go with a known commodity when it comes to picking their next head coach rather than gamble. Schwartz has done a terrific job in Philadelphia, taking a previous moribund defense and turning it into the strength of a 13-2 team.

According to Gary Myers of The New York Daily News, McDaniels and Patricia are "1 and 1A" in the eyes of new Giants general manager Dave Gettleman. The team now ranks fifth in the league in total defense.

Schwartz, who took over at the helm of the Detroit Lions before the 2009-10 season after the team's infamous 0-16 campaign, got the Lions to the playoffs as soon as the 2011-12 season. Four of his five seasons, though, ended with losing records. Gettleman is a 30-year National Football League veteran who spent four seasons as the Carolina Panthers' general manager and 15 seasons as a personnel executive in the Giants organization.

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