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Rumor Mill: Ben McAdoo


Rumor Mill is an aggregation of Eagles-related reports, rumors and wild speculation. The team does not endorse these items.

**According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the New York Giants will name Ben McAdoo as their new head coach. Earlier in the day, ESPN's Adam Schefter had reported that McAdoo was the front-runner for the Eagles' job, and those rumors picked up more and more throughout the day, though the Giants offensive coordinator ultimately decided to stay in New York to become the head coach. 

UPDATED: January 13, 8:47 PM

Rumor Mill is an aggregation of Eagles-related reports, rumors and wild speculation. The team does not endorse these items.

**ESPN's Adam Schefter has named Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as the front-runner for the Eagles' head coaching position. Schefter said that while he's not certain that is case, the sense he is getting is that McAdoo is at the top of the list.  "I don't know that [Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson]'s the front-runner," Schefter said during an appearance on the 97.5 Morning Showon Wednesday. "I know that he's square in contention for that job, I know they really like him. In my mind, my sense -- these are just senses -- is that Ben McAdoo is the front-runner. But I don't know that to be right. I think Pederson and McAdoo both are square in the conversation."

UPDATED: January 13, 9:08 AM

Rumor Mill is an aggregation of Eagles-related reports, rumors and wild speculation. The team does not endorse these items.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Eagles are scheduled to meet with Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo on Thursday. According to Rapoport, Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie is attending league meetings in New York City on Wednesday. More info on McAdoo's background is below.

UPDATED: January 6, 11:41 AM

On Monday, New York Daily News columnist Ralph Vacchiano reported the Eagles are considering Giants offensive coordination Ben McAdoo as a candidate for their head coach position.

For the past two seasons, McAdoo has helped the Giants' offense turn a page. At the end of 2013, New York was ranked 28th in yards per game (307.5) and points scored (18.4). After the offensive coordinator's implementations, the team improved to 10th in yards per game (372.3) and sixth in points scored (26.3) after the 2015 season. Additionally, he has elevated the play of veteran quarterback Eli Manning, who threw a career-high 35 touchdowns this year and maintained a low interception rate, which has been a problem for him throughout his career.

Prior to McAdoo's time with the Giants, he worked for the Packers throughout the majority of his 12-year NFL career. He spent six seasons as a tight ends coach before becoming the team's quarterbacks coach for two seasons. In 2012, his first year as the quarterbacks coach, he assisted Aaron Rodgers in continuing his dominance on the field. The then-reigning NFL Most Valuable Player was voted the NFC Pro Bowl starter and led the league with a 108.0 passer rating.

McAdoo also worked for the Saints in 2004 as a quality control coach and for San Francisco as an assistant offensive line coach. Before joining the NFL ranks, he spent three season coaching at the collegiate level and an additional four as a high school assistant.

With the Giants also searching for a new head coach after Tom Coughlin stepped down on Monday afternoon, team owner John Mara confirmed New York will be interviewing McAdoo for its opening as well.

This article will be updated with all of the latest rumors involving McAdoo.

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