Jim Schwartz frontrunner for Giants job

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. He is expected to interview for the position next week, when the Eagles will have a bye before hosting an NFC Divisional Round playoff game.

The Giants fired head coach Ben McAdoo after a Week 13 loss at Oakland, where he made a decision to start Geno Smith at quarterback and end Eli Manning's streak of 210 consecutive starts.

Other names that have come up are New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien if the team decides to let him go, or the Giants holding on to current interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

There was early speculation that the New York Giants would be interested in Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz as their next head coach, and that smoke has now turned to fire. However, the 51-year-old is best known for his tenure as head coach of the Detroit Lions, where he was at the helm from 2009 through 2013. He was sacked at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign after going just 7-9, which was actually his second-best mark during his term with the Lions.

Schwartz was sacked by the Lions after going 7-9 in 2013 and served as the Bills' defensive coordinator in 2014. Eastern Time on Sunday afternoon.

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