New York Giants Head coach Brian Daboll was named NFL Coach of the Year at the NFL Honors on Thursday night.
“I just think it’s a testament to the coaches, the players, really the people in the building from ownership on down,’’ Daboll said, clutching the trophy and clearly emotional. “Eking out some wins, obviously the wins help but it’s really a collective effort. I know I’m the head coach, but there’s a lot of people in our building that contributed to our success this year. I’m very thankful for the people I get to work with each day.”
Brian Daboll 2022 NFL Coach of the Year pic.twitter.com/Qa7xsYNY5a— Talkin’ Giants (@TalkinGiants) February 10, 2023
Daboll led a remarkable turnaround of Big Blue this past season, turning a 4-13 team in 2021 to a 9-7-1 playoff contender in 2022.
Under Daboll’s stewardship, the Giants saw their offense improve by leaps and bounds, moving up from 31st in the NFL in 2021 to middle of the pack this season.
Daniel Jones had the best of his career, tossing for 3,205 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. Saquon Barkley also enjoyed a bounce back year, rushing for 1,312 yards. Both players are free agents this off-season.
The Giants defeated Minnesota 27-24 in the wild card round of the playoffs before bowing out 38-7 to Philadelphia in the divisional round.
.@Giants head coach Brian Daboll wins Coach of the Year! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/8VePcysgG9— NFL (@NFL) February 10, 2023
Daboll is the fifth Giants coach to win the award, joining Allie Sherman (1961 and 1962), Bill Parcells (1986), Dan Reeves (1993) and Jim Fassel (1997).