Ben McAdoo was brought to the New York Giants to do one main thing which was to correct Eli Manning’s mistakes and make him better. He has done that and then some considering since McAdoo showed up two seasons ago, Eli has had the best two seasons of his career. That chemistry apparently is what got him hired as the Giants 17th head coach in history after Tom Coughlin stepped down last week after 12 years, 2 Super Bowls and some great memories. Now McAdoo has his shot to write his own name in New York lure.


It also probably helped that New York’s NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, were making a strong push to pry McAdoo away for their own head coaching vacancy, according to multiple reports.

The Giants knew that with Tom Coughlin stepping down, the loss of McAdoo would be a huge disruption in the locker room – especially on offense.

He served as the team’s offensive coordinator the past two seasons. In McAdoo’s West Coast offense, Manning completed 62.6% of his passes for 4,432 yards, with a career-high 35 touchdowns against 14 interceptions in 2015.

Manning, 35, is set to enter his 13th NFL season next fall and is locked up in New York through the 2019 season. Had the Giants gone in a different direction, Manning would have been learning his third offense in four years.

And the Giants would have ignored the relationship he has built with McAdoo.

“I have great respect for Coach McAdoo and the whole coaching staff,” Manning said Jan. 4. “We have done good things. I feel very comfortable. Last year, it was tough. There was a lot going on. It was very new, and trying to learn, but we bought into it because I trusted him, trusted the offensive staff.”

Details of the contract were not available as of yet but it appears the Giants picked the right man for the job all things considered. Let’s hope he is built to handle the spotlight that comes with being in the top position in the biggest market in the league.