Sources: Giants fire OC Garrett amid struggles
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after less than two years on the job, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.
The move comes as a result of continuing offensive struggles for the Giants (3-7) following their 30-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.
The New York Daily News was first to report on Garrett’s firing.
The Giants were 31st in the NFL in 2020, averaging 17.5 points per game, and ranked 27th through six games this season (19.0).
The pressure started to build on Garrett at the start of the season. It became obvious the offense needed major improvement as former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator and head coach Freddie Kitchens moved into a senior offensive assistant role.
Giants coach Joe Judge was asked if Garrett would continue to call plays as early as Week 4.
Garrett, 55, joined the Giants in 2020 after nine-plus seasons as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach. He didn’t call plays from 2012 to 2019, but he did lead Dallas to an 85-67 record.
The former Giants quarterback (2000-03) was always a curious hire as he didn’t have any previous experience working with Judge.
Giants ownership recommended Garrett to Judge after the second-year coach was hired in 2020. The two met and Judge called the conversation “great” at the time.
But the Giants’ lack of aggression and offensive innovation has been obvious from the start of his tenure.
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