Update (1:27 p.m. Sunday) Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Giants Coughlin will "ride off into the sunset" and resign instead of waiting to be fired.
"They're not going to fire Tom. He's going to walk away," Glazer said on Sunday. "They're going to ask to him to just kind of ride off into the sunset there."
According to Glazer, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo might be the leading candidate to replace Coughlin, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants in 2007 and 2011 and was 102-89 in the regular season and 8-3 in the playoffs. The Giants have missed the playoffs in six of the past seven seasons and in seven of 12 seasons overall under Coughlin, 69.
A large contingent of Coughlin's family, including grandchildren, were seen on the sidelines wearing "Coughlin's Crew" shirts before the game.
Update (10 a.m Sunday): Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch will meet Monday to discuss Coughlin's fate, according to Ian Rapoport. The two owners have not shared their views with each other yet.
Original Report: Giants head coach Tom Coughlin could resign on Monday after a disappointing season, according to Mike Garafolo.
Speaking on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd, Garafolo said he has heard that Sunday's game against the Eagles could be Coughlin's last with New York.
"This is a different Tom Coughlin," Garafolo said, "and I think he's ready to move away. A lot of people are talking as if it's an inevitability that on Monday he is going to resign. I am hearing that from a lot of people."
Garafolo said he has heard those rumors more since the Giants' 38-35 loss to the Carolina Panthers in December.
Earlier this week, Coughlin was noncommital when he was asked if he wanted to return for a 13th season.
"I'm focused on the game, I don't go that way," Coughlin said. "I'm not thinking about any of that stuff."
New York is 6-9 this season and will not reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Coughlin, 69, has won two Super Bowl titles with the Giants, however the team has made the playoffs just once since 2009.
This can go in several directions, depending on whether they decide to completely clean house. First, the team can simply fire Coughlin. Recent results justify his release. They will owe him approximately $7 million if they do that. It is thought that Mara and Tisch are split on this move. Mara is likely leaning towards keeping Coughlin since he was the last coach his late father, Wellington, hired. Tisch is more of a forward thinker and we believe he is seeking a change.
Second, they can come to a mutual agreement and "part ways" with Coughlin. This may include a lesser severance package and have Coughlin leave the building with some dignity.
Third, Coughlin could hit the podium after the game on Sunday and resign. He'll forego his 2016 salary, but with all the coaching vacancies expected this offseason (beginning Monday), he could have a new job within hours. He still wants to coach and he may get his wish.
The Giants might want to see if Coughlin is willing to stay in the organization in a front office capacity, but that is not his strength and he is not about to accept charity from anyone at this point of his career.
The possibilities are endless for Coughlin, whose next birthday will be his 70th. No one should feel sorry for him. He will be fine. It's the Giants that will need your sympathies. They have to try to replace him.