Matt Rhule chose the Carolina Panthers over the NY Giants and that’s bad news for Giants fans.
Early this morning Yahoo Sports reported that the Baylor head coach was finalizing a deal with the Panthers.
Via Yahoo Sports
Baylor coach Matt Rhule is finalizing a deal to become the next coach of the Carolina Panthers, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Rhule emerged as one of the most coveted coaches in the NFL in the past few seasons, and chose the Panthers over significant interest from the New York Giants and other teams.
Rhule led Baylor on one of the most impressive turnarounds in recent college football history. The Bears went 11-3 this season after going 1-11 in Rhule’s first season in 2017. Rhule led Temple to back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2015 and 2016, establishing himself as one of the top pro-style coaches in the collegiate ranks.
According to the NY Post, former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is the team’s “fallback option” if they struck out on Rhule.
Via NY Post
There is a clear front-runner for the Giants’ head coaching job, even though he hasn’t yet interviewed for the position.
If Matt Rhule is not signed by the end of this week, something has gone very wrong with the Giants’ replacement plan.
Jason Garrett, recently (and finally) out of the picture with the Cowboys, is a fallback option the Giants will consider — but only if things go sour with Rhule, The Post has learned.
Update: The NY Giants have hired Pats Joe Judge as their next head coach but are interested in hiring Garrett as offensive coordinator
NY Giants fans didn’t take the news of Garrett potentially getting hired by the team too well.