There’s a lot to work out, including the path of the playoffs, where the Patriots are believed to be one of the prime favorites in the AFC to reach another Super Bowl. But with the relationship between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Giants owner John Mara, as well as with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to the Giants organization, it’s the kind of fit that makes sense. Plus, logistically, with the two teams a short flight away, it would make interviewing for the job a smoother process.
The Giants also must hire a general manager, and it’s believed they want to do that first before picking a successor for Ben McAdoo. But this also could help land McDaniels, as picking a GM who could work with him and complement his skills would be an important step of the process. McDaniels previously struggled in Denver with too much on his plate, personnel-wise, and giving him a strong right-hand man in the front office would be an ideal setup.