Ben McAdoo really played his cards right.
McAdoo served as the Green Bay Packers’ tight ends coach from 2006-11 and quarterbacks coach from 2012-13, but he saw the writing on the wall. Even if McAdoo were promoted to offensive coordinator, which was unlikely with Edgar Bennett on staff, it would be nothing more than a title as long as Mike McCarthy was calling plays.
That limited his options and his appeal as a candidate for a top job.
During the 2014 offseason, McAdoo was offered the chance to be the New York Giants offensive coordinator and he jumped at it. Now, he’ll be their next head coach.
The Giants are reportedly finalizing a deal to make that happen right now.
Former coach Tom Coughlin, who hired McAdoo, resigned following a 6-10 season.
McAdoo is getting the band back together — or at least part of it — too.
He’ll hire former Packers offensive coordinator and Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin as the team’s offensive coordinator. That will be a role reversal, since McAdoo worked under Philbin in Green Bay.
McCarthy is always talking about how he wants his assistants to get noticed. Well, it looks like the best way to do that is to get out of town.