The Giants announced on Saturday morning that they have completed an interview with Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy, and the team reportedly will interview its own DC for the job as well.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Big Blue is expected to interview Patrick Graham as a potential Joe Judge replacement. Graham had head coaching interest last offseason, specifically from the Jets after they fired Adam Gase, but Graham instead signed an extension with the Giants to remain defensive coordinator.
Graham is a close friend of Joe Judge, who he would be replacing as the head coach, but an interview shows that the Giants still value his presence with the team, even if Judge was dismissed.
As for Frazier, the 23-year-old spoke via videoconference with John Mara, Steve Tisch and Joe Schoen, the team’s new general manager who came from Buffalo, where Frazier is currently preparing to try and solve Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, the Bills’ opponent in the AFC Divisional Round on Sunday night.
Schoen and Frazier both joined the Bills in 2017, and helped turn the Bills into a consistent contender in the AFC East. After winning the division this season, Frazier’s defense suffocated the Patriots in last weekend’s playoff opener after finishing the regular season with the fewest points per game allowed in the NFL.
New York has now officially interviewed Frazier and Bill Daboll, the Bills’ offensive coordinator.
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