First, the Giants would need to actually hire a head coach. They are waiting for Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur to become available so they can offer him the job. The Vikings face the Eagles in the NFC Championship game today. Should the Vikings lose, Shurmur would return for a second interview this week at which point he is expected to be offered the job.
Once that happens, Shurmur’s top choice for Defensive Coordinator will be Jack Del Rio, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Del Rio spent the past three seasons as the head coach of the Raiders. Prior to that, he was the Defensive Coordinator in Denver, a job he took after a 9-year stint as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars — a team that is also playing in a Conference Championship game today against the Patriots.
Del Rio’s Raiders fell to 6-10 last season and Jon Gruden agreed to take the job, prompting Mark Davis to let go of Del Rio who had coached his childhood team to a 12-4 record just the season before.