The New York Giants are making big moves in the 2022 NFL Offseason. They hired Brian Daboll as the head coach on January 28 and most recently hired Andy Bischoff as their tight-end coach. Now, the Giants are finalizing a deal with their new defensive coordinator.
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale is coming to New York. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted the news Tuesday morning.
Giants are finalizing a deal to hire former Ravens’ defensive coordinator Wink Martindale as their new defensive coordinator, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 8, 2022
Martindale spent the last ten seasons with the Ravens. He was the linebackers coach from 2012 to 2017 and was promoted to defensive coordinator ahead of the 2018 season. The coach earned a Super Bowl Championship with the Ravens in their 2013 Super Bowl XLVII win.
Before this, Martindale was the linebackers coach for the Oakland Raiders and the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.
Just last week, reports came out that Daboll planned to keep Patrick Graham as the Giants’ defensive coordinator. He left the big apple for the bright lights of Vegas late last month when he accepted the job of defensive coordinator for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Daboll has no professional coaching experience with Martindale, while he did spend time with Graham on the coaching staff of the New England Patriots.
The Giants are looking to rebuild their coaching staff and ensure a more successful season than they have had in seasons past.