One name to watch for the New York Giants’ vacant special teams coordinator position is Larry Izzo.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reported that the Giants are interested in a possible reunion, but they may have to wait until things settle down in Seattle.
As Jordan says, Izzo has the STC’s attention. My sense is that Seattle’s head coaching situation needs to be fleshed out. Daboll and Izzo spent six years together in New England, the former as a young assistant coach and Izzo back in his playing days. https://t.co/PLrRP4aVFz
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) January 17, 2024
As I mentioned last week on the list of candidates, Izzo is a former special teams ace and player who is now one of the most respected coaches in the NFL.
Izzo served as a special teams assistant for head coach Tom Quinn’s Giants from 2011 to 2015, resulting in a Super Bowl ring.
Izzo has been the Seattle Seahawks’ special teams coordinator since 2021 and remains under contract for the time being. If general manager Joe Schon can work his magic, he could be a great acquisition.
As previously mentioned, Izzo and Brian Daboll have a history of working together, so a reunion wouldn’t be out of the question. The Seahawks recently retired longtime head coach Pete Carroll, but it’s unclear whether they will retain Izzo.