Former Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo Hired by Jaguars

Patricia Traina

Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has been hired as the quarterbacks' coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, per an ESPN report.

McAdoo, whom the Giants signed to a four-year contract in 2016 to succeed Tom Coughlin as head coach, had spent the last two seasons out of the game.

Before joining the Giants staff, McAdoo had been the tight ends coach for the Packers under former head coach Mike McCarthy from 2006-11. In 2012, McAdoo moved to quarterbacks coach, where he worked with Aaron Rodgers, who that year earned his third career Pro Bowl berth.

McAdoo moved to the Giants to accept their offensive coordinator position under Coughlin in 2014, his first such assignment as an offensive coordinator.

Two seasons later, McAdoo was promoted to head coach, taking the Giants to an 11-5 record in his first season as head coach and their first playoff appearance since the 2011 Super Bowl season.

The following year, the bottom fell out for McAdoo as the Giants went 2-10 before McAdoo, who had benched then starting quarterback Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith, was fired with about a month left in the 2017 season.

Wit McAdoo in charge of the offense, Manning enjoyed three straight seasons throwing for 4,000 yards between 2014-16 after last eclipsing the 4,000-yard mark in the 2011 season.

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The 4000 yds. was Eli & his WRs guys who were pros long before McAdoo appeared. McAdoo's real contribution to the offense & the passing game amounted to chronic failure in red zone production. He made the offense sluggish unable to scoring under 20 pts. per game! This guy punted off and was too afraid to open the playbook. Yes, he called the offensive plays. Did I mention he also mention he made Geno Smith & Eli Manning look worse? This dummy continually dinked & dunked despite having big armed QBs. McAdoo knows nothing and brings nothing positive to the game. He won't learn or improve. I'll bet Coughlin had a hand in getting this bum employment with the Jags. The Jags are going to stink in a hurry. Most of the coaches & players who worked with Eli Manning were typically useless bums. That's why his career was so disappointing & mediocre compared to all the promise he displayed in college. The Giants by hiring McAdoo really jacked up Eli's career they also guaranteed Geno Smith would never again gain a starting job. This is the reason this bum was out of work for 2 yrs. Ben McApew! Pew! Its Ben McAdoo! What a clunker! The NYG sure know how to pick 'em. Back then, Mara was madly in love with failure sleeping with it every night. Is he over it? Who knows?