Ben McAdoo Named New York Giants' New Offensive Coordinator

Tim KeeneyContributor IJanuary 14, 2014

USA Today

The man in charge of turning around arguably the most embarrassing offense from the 2013 NFL season will be Ben McAdoo.    

According to the New York Giants official Twitter feed, the former Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach has accepted the position as the G-Men's new offensive coordinator:

ESPN's Dan Graziano provided the reported details of the contract:

The 36-year-old McAdoo has been on the Packers staff since 2006. He was originally hired as the tight ends coach, a position he held through the 2011 season, when he replaced Tom Clements as the quarterbacks coach. 

He talked about what it means to be on the Giants staff and gave a preview of what to expect from the Giants offense via Art Stapleton of The Record and Conor Orr of the The Star-Ledger:

One of the top up-and-coming names in the NFL, he attracted interest from around the league, interviewing for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching position and Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator opening

As the interest began to heat up, McAdoo received a stellar endorsement from all-world quarterback Aaron Rodgers, via Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer:

Any opportunities he gets, he deserves. He’s a guy that works extremely hard. We had a long talk yesterday, and I just continued to echo the things that I felt about him and appreciate about him.'

He’s a guy who really puts the time in. He’s got an incredible work ethic, and I think he’s really worked hard to become a better coach in the time that we’ve spent together and a guy who I really trust and appreciate for his approach and the way that he makes sure that his guys are prepared.

Still, the New York Post's Bart Hubbuch was a bit taken back by the hire:

McAdoo has a difficult job in front of him. 

Despite a capable quarterback and several playmakers in the passing game, the Giants averaged just 307.5 yards per game this past season, putting them at 28th in the league. Moreover, Eli Manning threw for 27 interceptions as the team finished with a league-worst 44 giveaways. 

As a young coach with zero offensive coordinator experience, McAdoo may seem like a bit of a risky choice, but as a quarterback specialist who has been a part of an explosive offense for the past several years, it's not difficult to see why the Giants made the hire.