Jason Garrett was brought in as New York Giants offensive coordinator in 2020 "to help rebuild " the organization as a "vying team ". On Tuesday he was fired.
Head coach Joe Judge made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, a day after suffering a 30-10 loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers and drop to a 3-7 record.
JASON GARRETT, GIANTS FIRE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
" I have a lot of respect for Jason as a person and as a coach. He has been a huge asset to me as a young head coach. He has helped our development here. He has built a very strong relationship in the building with the players, as well as other support staff. He did a good job putting the team first. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for everything he has made for us, "Judge told reporters.
Head Coach Joe Judge speaks with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett of the New York Giants during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Arlington, TX . The Cowboys beat the Giants 44-20. ((Photo byWesley Hitt / Images))
The judge continued: "That being said, in the end, I will make every decision based on what is best for the team at long term. I think we need to be more productive as an offense. "
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Garrett released his own statement on Tuesday taking "responsibility " for the Giants' offensive shortcomings.
"One of the things that motivated me to take the job was the opportunity to 'Help rebuild the Giants into a rival team, "his statement read, via NY Daily News. " We knew there would be many challenges. My expectations for our attack were far greater than our results and I take full responsibility for it. "
New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett watches the Dallas Cowboy s at during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. ((Photo by Tom Pennington / Images))
New York totaled 215 yards against the Bucs, the second-lowest total in the league era of 26-game judges. Only one of the Giants' 54 offensive games has won morefrom 16 yards against Tampa Bay. They also had just 15 first downs, which was the lowest of the season, and 66 rushing yards - their second lowest total of the year.