The primary main shoe has dropped within the NFL teaching carousel to return. After one more disappointing outing in Week 12 that noticed the New York Giants embarrassed by the hands of Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the group opted to half methods with their offensive coordinator — firing Jason Garrett on Tuesday, the Giants confirmed.
In a while Tuesday afternoon, Garrett launched an announcement regarding his termination through Pat Leonard of the New York Each day Information:
“Right this moment is definitely disappointing, however I wish to say how really grateful I’m to the Mara and the Tisch households for giving me the chance to teach for his or her New York Giants. They signify all that’s good concerning the NFL. I additionally wish to thank the Giants’ coaches and workers for his or her arduous work and their unwavering kindness to my spouse Brill and me. This constructing is full of nice individuals who made our time right here particular. Most of all, I wish to specific my gratitude to the gamers that I’ve had the privilege to teach right here. Whereas the bottom-line outcomes weren’t what we needed, I will be eternally impressed by their method, their professionalism and the combat they demonstrated whatever the circumstance.
“One of many issues that motivated me to simply accept this place was the chance to assist rebuild the Giants right into a contending group. We knew there could be many challenges. My expectations for our offense had been a lot better than what our outcomes have been, and I settle for full accountability for that.
“Know that I want everybody with the Giants nothing however one of the best going ahead. In gratitude, Jason Garrett.”
It is a transfer many thought was on the horizon after listening to the post-game feedback from head coach Joe Decide, NFL Community — a demotion that is seen him go from being a head coach of the Dallas Cowboys to offensive coordinator for the Giants earlier than being moved to a job as a positional coach and now a free agent.as a complete and refused to touch upon the way forward for Garrett. It additionally seems this was lengthy within the making, with extra stories suggesting Decide had relieved Garrett of play-calling duties previous to this previous weekend, per Tom Pelissero of
However regardless of the failures Garrett has skilled, his title will immediately be talked about as a prime candidate for vacancies across the league in 2022, and that features the Las Vegas Raiders — as one instance.
In Garrett’s absence, Freddie Kitchens, at the moment serving as a senior offensive assistant in New York, will take over the Giants’ play-calling duties, in accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kitchens served as interim offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns earlier than being awarded the function full-time. He then went on to change into head coach of the Browns, albeit to disastrous outcomes, earlier than becoming a member of the Giants as tight ends coach in 2020 — the identical yr Garrett rejoined the group as part of Decide’s incoming workers.
For Garrett, it’s going to be about regrouping for what is going to ultimately be the third tectonic shift in his teaching profession in as many seasons, having parted methods with the Cowboys following the 2019 season for an incoming Mike McCarthy — after a decade as head coach and a long time (plural) within the group (stemming again to his days as Troy Aikman’s backup) — hoping for higher luck with an equally acquainted Giants group however a completely unfamiliar Decide.
As famous above, there may be already one NFL group in search of a everlasting head coach and Wealthy Bisaccia, the present interim who spent a number of seasons underneath Garrett in Dallas, has seen his luster put on off pretty rapidly. Garrett may additionally garner curiosity within the collegiate ranks, one thing that appears a foregone conclusion, and it will be as much as him to resolve if he needs to attempt his hand once more on the professional degree in 2022, or if he’d like to make use of his capacity to encourage gamers to assist push a collegiate program ahead.
That can be to-be-determined, a theme that now defines one other disappointing season for all concerned.