The New York Giants have fired Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett after yet another underwhelming performance from his offense. The former Dallas Cowboys’ head coach was brought in in 2020 to help Giants HC Joe Judge build something around QB Daniel Jones.

After the Giants’ offense had its worst game of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in points, yards, and first downs, Garrett was let go after 11 weeks of the 2021 season.

This should not be a surprise, even though firing a coordinator in November is always noteworthy. It’s fair to point out that two of Garrett’s assistants had already been fired after last season, which meant he was on the hot seat since the beginning of the year.

Jason Garrett was unable to do much with the Giants’ offense even in his second year with the team. Even with plenty of big names in skill positions, Garrett’s Giants were unable to significantly improve in any category. 

Dallas Cowboys fans should be familiar with plenty of the Giants’ fan base complaints. Throws short of the sticks, a conservative approach to each and every game, and an unwillingness to change things up even in desperate times.

The bottom team in the NFC East will likely move on with Freddie Kitchens as the interim offensive coordinator and potential play-caller. It wouldn’t be Kitchen’s first time in such a role, as he was the interim OC for the Cleveland Browns in 2018 before stepping up as a full-time HC for the 2019 season.

The Giants will face big decisions in the future. Will a change at offensive coordinator buy QB Daniel Jones more time? He’s flashed impressive traits on the football field during his first three years in the NFL. But his turnovers and lack of consistency put his future in question.

Once, Jason Garrett was a rising star as an offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. However, he’s struggled to find consistent success since becoming the HC of the Cowboys.

Although many will pronounce Garrett’s coaching career dead in the NFL, we’re all likely to be reminded that this is a “Who you know” business. Even if it’s not as a coordinator, don’t be surprised to see Jason Garrett land somewhere next season.

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