Josh McDaniels among favorites to land Giants job


Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to be a favorite - if not the favorite - for the New York Giants' head-coaching job, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. And there were no curveballs, as Dave Gettleman was hired as general manager on Thursday after a three-week process.

During his five years as Lions head coach, Schwartz went just 29-51, leading the team to one postseason appearance in 2011 after Detroit won 10 games during the regular season.

Whatever the case may be, Schwartz is considered an early favorite for the Giants' head coaching job and appears to be in line to get the first crack at it.

Schwartz is expected to interview in NY next week, while the Eagles are on a bye week entering the playoffs. The inexperienced McAdoo was sacked just 12 games into his second season.

Schwarz spent five seasons as the Lions' head coach from 2009-13. Philadelphia, which has the league's best record at 13-2, earned the top seed in the NFC this season.

Schwartz was sacked by the Lions after going 7-9 in 2013 and served as the Bills' defensive coordinator in 2014. However, that was the only season Detroit earned a winning record.

The report also states the Giants brass plans to travel to Foxboro next weekend to interview both Patriots coordinators.

Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is 0-3 since taking over as interim coach.

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is a logical candidate for the Giants because he spent four years with Gettleman in Carolina.