Jack Del Rio reportedly leading candidate for Giants defensive coordinator

Report: Jack Del Rio favorite to land New York Giants DC job

Pat Shurmur favorite to be next New York Giants head coach, Jack Del Rio as DC

Del Rio was the longtime head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-11) before three years as the Denver Broncos' defensive coordinator (2012-14) and three years coaching Oakland.

Del Rio, 54, just lost his job in Oakland (2015-17) after the Raiders had a disappointing 6-10 record when they were expected to be one of the NFL's breakout teams of 2017.

All reports are that Minnesota Vikings' Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur be the new Head Coach of the New York Giants. He is destined to join the Giants as their next head coach, and while the team waits for that to become official, they've become piecing together his coordinators and assistants.

And Thomas McGaughey, most recently the Carolina Panthers' special teams coordinator, is expected to take the same job with the Giants, per the Charlotte Observer and The Sporting News.

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There had been speculation that Shurmur would retain Giants' defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. If the Vikings lose to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the expectation is that Shurmur will be named as the Giants head coach the following day. It was his second stint as a head coach in the National Football League after eight-plus years with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003-2011. The Raiders posted the NFL's 22nd, 26th, and 23rd ranked defense in terms yards allowed.

Del Rio has run a 4-3 defense throughout his career, which fits the Giants' existing personnel.

Del Rio, 54, perviously served as the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator from 2012-2014 after being fired from his head coaching position with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will get to work with players like safety Landon Collins, nose tackle Damon Harrison and defensive end Olivier Vernon in NY.

McGaughey, meanwhile, has plenty of ties to the Giants.

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