Will this solve all their problems?
Probably not, but the Giants offense has been so bad it is time to make some changes.
Garrett’s firing now opens up another opportunity for a coach NFL fans should know well.
That coach is Freddie Kitchens.
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
Kitchens spent one season as head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2019 and turned Super Bowl expectations into an utter disaster.
Kevin Stefanski has since come in and steadied the ship.
So what should Giants fans think about Kitchens taking over?
A History Of Success And Failure
Kitchens rose up the coaching ranks way too fast and that became evident early in 2019.
He got the job because he filled in as offensive coordinator in 2018 once Hue Jackson was fired and had the offense humming.
But running the entire team was way too much for the former position coach.
Yet being a coordinator may be the perfect fit for Kitchens.
He does not have to monitor the entire team and can stay solely focused on running the offense.
Sometimes, coordinators are just bad fits in a head coaching role.
Joe Judge has 7 games to save his job in my opinion, with Freddie Kitchens as the offensive play-caller.
Dave Gettleman is 100% gone I believe, but Judge has time to convince Mara to keep him for one more season.
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) November 23, 2021
Someone like Mike Tomlin has proven that a good head coach does not necessarily need to be someone who is calling every play or making every minor decision.
A good finish to the year for the Giants offense may land Kitchens the coordinator role on a full-time basis.
If he can get Daniel Jones playing better, that right there could be a job-saving feat for himself, Joe Judge, and Dave Gettleman.
One season should not define someone’s career.
Kitchens now has an opportunity to rebuild his reputation on a team that needs all the help it can get.