The Giants' contingent of co-owner John Mara, GM Dave Gettleman, and assistant GM Kevin Abrams is in Foxboro, MA today to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and DC Matt Patricia.
McDaniels, who is the betting favorite to land the job, Patricia, and Eagles DC Jim Schwartz are viewed as the leading candidates for the job, reports SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
The 41-year-old McDaniels has had head coaching experience in the NFL, as he coached the Broncos in 2009 and 2010. He finished with an 11-17 record. He was an assistant for the Patriots from 2001 to 2008, and has been their OC since 2012.
"Josh has done an incredible job," Patriots QB Tom Brady said about McDaniels on WEEI on Wednesday. "He's an incredible coach and a great friend."
Patricia, 43, has been a coach for the Patriots since 2004, and has been their DC since 2012.
The Giants' visit to Foxboro comes the day an ESPN report emerged, claiming that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Brady, and owner Robert Kraft have been feuding -- a report the Patriots partially denied.
The Giants began their interviews for head coach when Steve Spagnuolo interviewed on Wednesday, and the schedule is set through Saturday, notes Vacchiano.
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will interview on Saturday in Minnesota, and Schwartz is expected to interview on Sunday in Philadelphia, while Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville and Panthers DC Steve Wilks are expected to interview next week.
McDaniels (Bears, Colts), Patricia (Cardinals, Lions), Shurmur (Bears, Cardinals, Lions), and Wilks (Bears, Colts, Lions) are also drawing head coaching interest elsewhere, reports Field Yates of ESPN.
The Giants finished 3-13 in 2017, setting a franchise record for losses in one season. Former head coach Ben McAdoo was fired during the season along with GM Jerry Reese, who has since been replaced by Dave Gettleman.