Report: Schwartz emerges as favorite for Giants‘…

Report: Schwartz emerges as favorite for Giants‘ coaching job

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to interview with the New York Giants in the next week and reportedly has emerged as a favorite for the team‘s head-coaching opening.

The 51-year-old Schwartz could interview next week with the Giants while the Eagles — with an NFC-best record of 13-2 entering Sunday‘s regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys — are on the bye heading into the postseason, sources told ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.

The Giants were 2-13 and vying for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft entering Sunday‘s season finale against the Washington Redskins.

The Giants fired head coach Ben McAdoo after a Week 13 loss at Oakland, where he decided to start Geno Smith at quarterback and end Eli Manning‘s streak of 210 consecutive starts. Steve Spagnuolo has been serving as interim head coach.

Last week, the Giants hired Dave Gettleman as general manager to replace Jerry Reese, who was fired on the same day as McAdoo.

Schwartz coached the Detroit Lions for five seasons from 2009-13 before being fired. He went 29-51 in Detroit after inheriting an 0-16 team, and led the Lions to the playoffs once.

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