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New York Giants to hire Ben McAdoo despite Eagles' interest, per report


Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are set to hire offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach, according to multiple reports.

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly had strong interest in McAdoo. The team officially interviewed him last week. Multiple rumors from Wednesday suggested McAdoo could be named the Eagles' next head coach as soon as Thursday. But that's clearly not going to happen now.

It's hard to completely blame the Eagles for missing out on McAdoo. It was always easier for him to stay with the organization he's already in. His system is already in place and he has a franchise quarterback under contract to work with in Eli Manning. The Eagles don't offer the same kind of offensive stability.

Still, this news means the Eagles have four known candidates left: Eagles interim head coach Pat Shurmur, Eagles running back coach Duce Staley, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, and former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. None of these options are particularly inspiring or exciting.

Reports from earlier on Wednesday indicate the Eagles are set to make a hire in the next "24-48 hours." It remains to be seen if New York's hire of McAdoo impacted that timeline. If not, the Eagles are likely going to be stuck with one of the fours names above.


UPDATE: If there's any consolation for Eagles fans here, it could be that the Giants are potentially keeping Steve Spagnuolo despite how terrible New York's defense played in 2015. Hooray?

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