After 12 seasons with the Giants, Tom Coughlin’s run with New York will likely end on Monday, according to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer.
"They’re not going to fire Tom. He’s going to walk away," Glazer said on Sunday. "They’re going to ask to him to just kind of ride off into the sunset there."
According to Glazer, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo might be the leading candidate to replace Coughlin, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants in 2007 and 2011 and was 102-89 in the regular season and 8-3 in the playoffs.
First and foremost, the Giants will "will do the right thing by Tom Coughlin."
The Giants (6-10) wrapped up a disappointing season Sunday with a 35-30 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. After the game, Coughlin gave no hints about his future.
"The frustration continues," said Coughlin, who led the Giants to Super Bowls in the 2007 and 2011 seasons. "You’ve got your questions prepared for what direction I’m going in, I’m not going to answer anything about that. The season just ended, there will be time for that."
Coughlin has a year left on his contract.
"Everyone in this organization tried real hard not to talk about it, but we knew who we were playing this game for, and let’s finish," Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said. "It feels like we let that person down."
Giants quarterback Eli Manning (24 of 43 for 302) downplayed the emotional nature of the game, saying all the team wanted to do was play well and win.
Rashad Jennings rushed for a season-high 170 yards and scored a touchdown for the Giants. Manning threw touchdown passes of 9 yards to Will Tye and 45 to Rueben Randle, with both scores set up by turnovers forced by the Giants’ leaky defense.
"That is a guy that has so much command in the room, so much respect amongst his peers and us," Jennings said of Coughlin. "We will fight for him, continue to follow him and there is no doubt in my mind that (he) is the man for the job."