Jack Del Rio front-runner for Giants' 'D' coordinator job, reports say

Dec 31 2017 Carson CA USA Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Stub Hub Center. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 30-10. Mandatory Credit Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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It was reported last week that Shurmur is the clear frontrunner for the Giants' head coaching job. Thus, the Giants can hire Del Rio and pay him less than market value, as anything the Giants pay him would be offset by the money owed to him by the Raiders.

Across the country, the New York Giants were finishing up a bad season of their own. Del Rio would be fired immediately after his team fell to the Chargers 30-10, which finished up a 6-10 season for the Silver and Black. More specifically, the Giants are eyeing their next defensive coordinator.

Del Rio is coming off a three-year stint as the Raiders head coach, going 25-23 with a postseason appearance before being fired after a season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in December. That job is still expected to go to Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, whose team played in Sunday night's NFC Championship Game against the Eagles. Two years later, Denver's defense was ranked third in the National Football League before he joined Oakland.

Del Rio also spent three seasons as the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator from 2012-14. He will get to work with players like safety Landon Collins, nose tackle Damon Harrison and defensive end Olivier Vernon in NY.

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Del Rio has been prominent on Shurmur's list of defensive candidates, and he is open to joining the presumptive Giants coach. Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported earlier this week that former Carolina Panthers special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey is expected to meet with general manager Dave Gettleman.

While he and Del Rio have never worked together, together, they might be able to turn around a lost culture with the Giants.

So for now, Shurmur, Del Rio, and McGaughey will reportedly headline New York's next coaching staff.

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