Former New York Giants kicker and two-time Super Bowl champion, Lawrence Tynes, is lobbying for the Giants to hire a former assistant to become the team’s next defensive coordinator.
The Giants need to reach out to Dave Merritt for DC position. What he has done with the Chiefs secondary and developing young talent is remarkable.
Dave and Spags have been together for many years between NY and KC and Dave was with us in NY on both Super Bowl teams. pic.twitter.com/fjvJN1Mg3P
— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 24, 2024
Dave Merritt served as a Giants defensive assistant from 2004 through 2017 in various roles, the last one as the secondary and safeties coach.
Merritt left the Giants in 2018 and spent one year on the staff of the Arizona Cardinals before rejoining Steve Spagnuolo in Kansas City in 2019, where he has run the Chiefs’ defensive backs for the past four seasons.
Merritt has earned four Super Bowl rings in his career — two with the Giants and two with Kansas City. He is not currently being considered for any of the open NFL coaching vacancies as far as we can find, so the Giants could have a clear path if they choose to hire him.