The New York Giants have fired their coach Joe Judge after he lost two seasons with the team at his disposal.
This sacking came after a day the GM Dave Gettleman retired after 4 seasons on the job.
Joe Judge was a first-time head coach for the Giants and had gone 10-23 in his two seasons. He was the third consecutive Giants coach who was fired after two seasons or less following Pat Shurmur who went 9-23 and Ben McAdoo who went 13-15. This proud franchise is now stumbling through their worst 10-year stretches in history.
The move comes after Judge was left dangling for most of the past two days. He operated on Monday as if he would remain, holding a team meeting before speaking with ownership in the afternoon.
Giants Owners Talk About Their Best Interests
But the Giants did not mention that Judge would return when they sent out a news release announcing Gettleman’s retirement. Joe Judge had more meetings scheduled with ownership on the direction of the team Tuesday. It was during one of those meetings that Judge was informed he would not return for a third season.
“Co-owner Steve Tisch and I both believe it is in the best interest of our franchise to move in another direction,” Giants’ co-owner John Mara said in a statement. “We met with Joe yesterday afternoon to discuss the state of the team. I met again with Joe this afternoon, and it was during that conversation I informed Joe of our decision. We appreciate Joe’s efforts on behalf of the organization.”
Judge, 40, appeared safe until late in the season when the Giants started spiraling out of control after losing quarterback Daniel Jones to injury. They couldn’t move the ball and scored more than 10 points once in those six games with Mike Glennon and then Jake Fromm, claimed off the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad, starting.