Go over there, Aaron.
There is a new judge in New York.
According to several reports, the Giants are hiring Patriots special team coordinator and trainer for wide receivers, Joe Judge, as the next head coach.
It's a surprising twist that ended in a day when lead candidate Matt Rhule from Baylor University accepted a six-year, $ 60 million contract from the Panthers and canceled his scheduled interview with the Giants.
Even die-hard football fans who are familiar with the patriot dynasty might ask, "Who?" The Patriots' offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, who was due to be interviewed with the Giants on Wednesday, is the more well-known candidate and a popular respondent to every NFL search in recent years.
Richter was supposed to follow McDaniels from the Patriots to the Colts in 2018 before McDaniels resigned from his head coaching job. Judge is the only trainer in the NFL with the dual responsibility of special teams and wide receivers.
Here are three things you should know about Judge, whose interview flew under the radar on Monday:
1. He has a handful of rings: Judge has five championship rings – two from his time as an assistant to special teams in Alabama (2009, 2011) and three from the Super Bowl at the Patriots, where he was assistant to special teams, coordinator for special teams and trainer for wide receivers.
2. "Emerging Star": This is how an NFL assistant who trained against Judge described him to The Post: “His units are always well trained, always productive and always have a positive impact on the game and are among the top 10 in the league. High energy with a straightforward approach. He is an aspiring star. "
3. Hail condition: Born in Philadelphia, played for the state of Mississippi and began his coaching career as an assistant (2005) with his alma mater, where his wife (mother of the couple's four children) was an all-SEC football player. The state of Mississippi was reportedly on its trail as the new coach – replacing the recently fired Joe Moorhead – but chose the Giants instead.