Jason Garrett Garnering Coaching Interest, Including From Chargers

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Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett may have spent this past season largely out of sight, but he wasn’t out of mind.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Los Angeles Chargers have requested permission to interview Garrett for their own head coaching opening. The Chargers had to ask the New York Giants, since Garrett spent this past season as the Giants’ offensive coordinator and is still under contract.

Anthony Lynn was fired Monday after four seasons as Chargers coach. Meanwhile, Garrett was head coach of the Cowboys from 2011-18. He was the team’s associate head coach in 2009-10 after serving as offensive coordinator for two seasons.

The Giants finished 6-10, and as you likely know, missed the playoffs by a mere game. They beat the Cowboys on Sunday to at least give themselves a fighting chance. But when the Washington Football Team beat the Philadelphia Eagles later that night (some have even suggested the Eagles threw the game), the Giants were eliminated.

Other than the season finale, the Giants’ best win came courtesy of a December upset of the Seattle Seahawks on the road.

The Chargers may not be the only team with an interest in Garrett. Per Rapoport, Garrett is back on the coaching “interview circuit.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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