Since his mid-season firing as head coach of the New York Giants in 2017, Ben McAdoo has been out of the NFL. But one retooling team looks poised to give the former Giants coach a chance at coming back.
According to Giants reporter Jordan Raanan, McAdoo is slated to interview with the Arizona Cardinals for a spot on new head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s coaching staff.
While the Giants were in the bottom half of the league offensively with McAdoo as their head coach, he was very effective as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2014 to 2015.
In his two years running the offense under former head coach Tom Coughlin, McAdoo directed the No. 13 and No. 6 scoring offenses in 2014 and 2015 respective.y
Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo will interview for a spot on Kliff Kingsbury’s staff in Arizona, per source. Kingsbury seemed to indicate Wednesday he was looking for a veteran coordinator. Remember, McAdoo had success as OC w/Giants in 2014-15, guiding 10th + 8th-ranked offenses.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) January 10, 2019
Following Coughlin’s firing before the 2016 season, McAdoo became head coach and promptly led the team to an 11-5 record and their first playoff appearance since 2011. However, the team finished No. 26 in points scored and No. 25 in yardage that year.
The following season, the Giants started the season 2-10 and fired McAdoo after a loss to the Oakland Raiders. McAdoo came under fire for his decision to bench quarterback Eli Manning before the game, ending his streak of consecutive starts.
The Giants finished the season with a 3-13 record.