The New York Giants have announced that they have fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett effective immediately. He spent just two years on the team and the Giants offense was often criticized during his tenure with them. The Giants just lost in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-10 on Monday Night Football. Garrett was previously the Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys before joining the New York Giants.
Jason Garrett has been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 23, 2021
Breaking: Jason Garrett is out as Giants offensive coordinator, sources confirmed to @AdamSchefter.
The news was first reported by the New York Daily News. pic.twitter.com/9QKZPq5Zwp
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 23, 2021
With Jason Garrett gone the playcalling responsibilities will fall to former Cleveland Browns Head Coach Freddie Kitchens. Tensions between Garrett and Head Coach Joe Judge had been rising according to reports and Monday Night was the final straw for the coach and team. Judge’s coaching seat is also considered fairly warm right now and he perhaps needed a scapegoat for the team’s poor play.
A likely successor to Jason Garrett as the Giants’ play caller is current tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens.
He stepped into that role last year when Garrett was out for a game due to COVID-19.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 23, 2021
Head Coach Joe Judge said the following after the loss on Monday night: “We have to do a better job of scoring points. I know it sounds pretty obvious and to the point with it. But I’m going to keep it pretty blunt right there. We have to do a better job of putting our players in position to make plays. We have too many good players. We have to put them in better position to capitalize on it. That’s it.”