Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer reports New England is “in talks” to hire Ben McAdoo.
The Patriots are in talks to add ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo to their offensive staff, per sources. He’s likely to play an assistant head coach type of role, and help OC Alex Van Pelt on that side of the ball.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 3, 2024
McAdoo served as the Giants’ offensive coordinator from 2014 through 2015 before being hired as head coach following Tom Coughlin’s “resignation.” He lasted just a year and a half at that post, finding himself fired midway through the 2017 regular season.
After his time with the Giants, McAdoo largely remained out of the league until 2020 when he took over as quarterbacks coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He then served as a consultant for the Dallas Cowboys in 2021 and the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator in 2022.
In his first season as Giants head coach, McAdoo led the team to an 11-5 record and a trip to the playoffs — their first since 2011. Unfortunately, following the infamous “boat photo” incident, the Giants were washed out of the postseason by the Green Bay Packers.
After starting 2-10 the following season, Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch pulled the plug, firing McAdoo and then-general manager Jerry Reese.