Giants hire Packers’ Ben McAdoo as new offensive coordinator

Ben McAdoo
Ben McAdoo spent time as an assistant offensive line coach in San Francisco before joining Green Bay.
Credit: Getty Images

The Giants moved quickly in naming a replacement for retired offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

The team announced Tuesday night they hired Ben McAdoo to fill the position.

McAdoo spent the last two seasons as NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers’ quarterback coach in Green Bay and was the team’s tight ends coach for the previous six seasons.

“This is obviously a big step,” said McAdoo, in a statement. “It’s also another step in the progression of a coach’s career. It’s a golden opportunity for me. It’s an opportunity I feel I’ve been groomed for. And I look forward to it.”

McAdoo is just 36 years old and is seen as a rising offensive coaching star in the league. The deal is reportedly for two seasons and is McAdoo’s first offensive coordinator job at any level.

“I think this is the best coach for the job,” said head coach Tom Coughlin, in a statement. “With his experiences, I think he brings a lot to the table. Our players are going to be exited to hear what he has to say.”

Coughlin is under contract as head coach for just one more season.

Gilbride served as offensive coordinator from 2007-13 and was the quarterbacks coach for the two years before that, making him one of the only offensive coaches Eli Manning has ever worked with in his NFL career.

But Manning struggled through maybe the worst season of his career in 2013 and the writing was on the wall for Gilbride, who chose to retire before ownership made likely changes to the staff.

The Giants ranked near the bottom of the league in most offensive statistics last season, including 28th in yards per game (307.5), 19th in passing yards per game (224.3), 29th in rushing yards per game (83.3) and 28th in points per game (18.4). Manning also threw a league-high 27 interceptions.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

News

Mets mascot Mr. Met target of Bill Clinton…

Mets mascot Mr. Met has told how he ended up in the crosshairs of a Secret Service sniper rifle. The man behind the Mr. Met…

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.