Former Eagles HC target lands with the rival Giants, per report

Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Brian Daboll, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

It feels like it was three years ago when this was news, but it wasn’t. A little over a year ago, January 24th of 2021 to be exact, we ended all discussions about potential hires when the Philadelphia Eagles hired Nick Sirianni to be their head coach.

They were reportedly turned down by the likes of Brandon Staley (because of Howie Roseman’s presence). There were also reports, including one from the Associated Press’ Rob Maaddi, that another target the Eagles were eyeing, Brian Daboll didn’t have any interest.

Though every franchise hates to admit things like this (and the Eagles never did), rumors of a toxic atmosphere within the Eagles organization were seemingly the biggest turnoff. That’s an understandable reason to turn down any job offer, but if those theories are accurate, why on Planet Earth would Daboll accept a job with the New York Giants a year later?

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Big Blue is finalizing their offer to hire him as their head coach and Daboll is accepting.

Daboll goes from being a former Eagles target to being a rival.

Despite the fact that the Eagles fan base hates the New York Giants, it would be a stretch to say this adds any venom to what’s been a long feud. Nothing needs to be done to make this rivalry any more deep-rooted.

After splitting with the G-Men during the 2021-2022 regular season, the Birds lead the series by an 89-87-2 margin. There was some expectation that the Giants might go the route of hiring Brian Flores, but that won’t happen.

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In the end, all Birds fans care about is this. We may never know why Daboll didn’t show the Eagles any interest, but no one will complain if he proves to be as bad in their head coach’s chair as Joe Judge was. That will ensure the recent mastery that the Birds have had over New York, for most of the past decade continues.