Joe Judge showed up as head coach of the New York Giants in 2020 promising great things.
Things did not exactly go according to plan as he was fired following a 10-23 stint in two seasons.
The Giants actually got worse in 2021 and the head coach started to go off the rails a bit in press conferences near the end of the season.
That led ownership to pull the plug and start over fresh in 2022 with Brian Daboll as the new head coach.
The Giants are hoping for a fresh start and so is Judge.
He reportedly did not have to wait long to find a new job as he is set to return to a familiar place.
The Patriots are working on a deal to bring back ex-Giants coach Joe Judge as an offensive assistant, per sources. Expected to get done in the coming days.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 8, 2022
NFL insider Albert Breer is reporting that Judge will return to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant.
This takes him back to where his career gained traction in the first place.
Judge Gets Back To The Basics
The former Giants head coach made a name for himself via his work on special teams.
Judge won two national titles with Alabama as a special teams assistant before making the jump to the NFL with the Patriots.
He was an assistant for three seasons before taking over as the special teams coordinator in 2015.
Judge even got a promotion to coach the receivers in 2019 in addition to running special teams.
He worked his way up under Bill Belichick and now returns with some added experience and hopefully humility from his time with the Giants.
It was reported Josh McDaniels wanted him on the #Raiders as Special Teams coordinator.
Instead, he'll take an offensive assistant job.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 8, 2022
Belichick has the tough task of replacing Josh McDaniels now that the former offensive coordinator is the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
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