Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman was a runaway winner of this year's Assistant Coach of the Year Award, but Giants' new head coach Joe Judge was one of just seven coaches to receive a vote.
Roman took home 41 of the 50 votes from the national media members, but Judge, along with Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, and Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, received one vote.
San Francisco DC Robert Saleh took home three votes, while Don "Wink" Martindale, the Ravens' DC who interviewed this offseason with the Giants, received one vote.
Judge, named the Giants head coach on Jan. 8, served as both the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach with the Patriots, where he was a member of the coaching staff for eight seasons. The Patriots have long been considered as having one of the top special teams units in the NFL, with special teams ace Matthew Slater making the Pro Bowl eight times, with Judge on the Patriots' staff for seven of those seasons.
Judge has received praise from around the league since being hired by Big Blue, including glowing remarks from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick. So as the 38-year-old begins his first season as NFL head coach, it should be assuring to Giants fans that Judge has received such recognition.