Patriots OC Josh McDaniels dodged a question on Tuesday regarding whether he's interested in the Giants' head coaching job.
"I'm just interested in the Dolphins (this week's opponent) right now," McDaniels said during a conference call, according to Dan Duggan of NJ.com. "That's where my focus is at and that's where it's going to stay."
Steve Spagnuolo has taken over as the Giants' interim head coach for the fired Ben McAdoo, though it's unlikely he'll get the full-time gig.
Giants co-owner John Mara, who also dismissed GM Jerry Reese, said on Monday that the team would almost certainly hire a new GM before a head coach.
The 41-year-old McDaniels has been with the Patriots since 2012. He was the head coach of the Broncos from 2009 to 2010, and was fired midway through the 2010 season with the Broncos' record 3-9.
Expect McDaniels to be the hottest name for the Giants between now and the end of the season. An ex-Patriots tandem of Scott Pioli at GM and McDaniels as coach makes a lot of sense (especially since Pioli was more of a serious candidate for the GM job when Reese was hired in 2007 than most people remember). McDaniels might have been a candidate for the Giants coaching job in 2016, but he declined all interview requests that offseason >> Read more on McDaniels and other potential Giants head coaching candidates.