Report: The NY Giants are moving on from Tom Coughlin, and they have one candidate in mind to replace him

Glazer: Here Is the Leading Candidate to Replace Tom Coughlin in 2016


The New York Giants have not made the playoffs since beating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, and have posted a 28-35 record since that season entering Sunday. At just 6-9 this season, and eliminated from postseason contention, rumors have swirled regarding Tom Coughlin's job security. But we now seem to have some concrete information.

According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, Coughlin -- who turns 70 in August -- and the Giants will mutually agree to part ways some time this week. The lead candidate to replace him is offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who the franchise brought in from Green Bay prior to the 2014 season.

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McAdoo was the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 2012 and 2013 -- he'd coached tight ends on Mike McCarthy's staff from 2006-2011.

"That's a long way away. This year, again, we're focused on Philadelphia," McAdoo said earlier in the week. "I'm not thinking about my future. That would be selfish. ""There are a lot of people in the building that are all working together and trying to get a win this week and for me to think about myself and the future, as far as that goes, I think would be selfish and short-sighed."

CBS Sports' Jason La Confora reported last week that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton would be interested in the Giants' job opening. Payton served as offensive coordinator in New York from 2000-2002.

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Report: The NY Giants are moving on from Tom Coughlin, and they have one candidate in mind to replace him
LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedExField on November 29, 2015 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 30: Tom Coughlin, head coach of the Boston College Eagles, before a college football game against the Florida State Seminoles on August 30, 1993 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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