We knew this was coming. We just didn’t know where. On the day he interviewed with the Miami Dolphins for their offensive coordinator opening, Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo accepted the job to become the New York Giants offensive coordinator.
McAdoo first interviewed for the Giants’ job on Monday. He got a two-year contract on Tuesday, which is one year longer than head coach Tom Coughlin’s current contract.
In New York, McAdoo replaces Kevin Gilbride, who retired instead of being fired after the 2013 season.
McAdoo will also inherit some Manning Face. Giants quarterback Eli Manning tossed a league-best 27 picks in 2013. Personally, I would have taken the Miami job. More talent. But, money…
The Packers, meanwhile, will need a new tutor for Aaron Rodgers.
Our guess is that guy will probably come from within the organization. The most likely candidate is Alex Van Pelt, who is currently the Packers’ running backs coach.
Van Pelt, however, played quarterback in the NFL for nine years. He played running back for zero.
Kind of like how the Packers have a guy who played running back for eight seasons as their wide receivers coach. It all makes perfect sense.
Anyway, we knew McAdoo would be gone. Several teams actually tried to interview him last season for OC jobs, but the Packers blocked them from doing so.
They couldn’t do so this year, however, since he had an expiring contract.
And so, onward and upward.