After a season of restoring the Giants’ credibility on the field, Bryan Daball was a finalist for NFL Coach of the Year.
Saquon Barkley was nominated for the Comeback Player of the Year award after a season of staying healthy and throwing a career-high 1,312 yards.
The winner will be announced on February 9th.
Daboll is the only rookie head coach among the three finalists. He took the Giants team to his 9-7-1 record. They hadn’t won at least nine games since their Super Bowl-winning season in 2011. In his two seasons before Davor’s arrival, the Giants won a total of ten.
Other finalists are Doug Pederson of Jacksonville and Kyle Shanahan of San Francisco.
In 2022, after starting each of the first 16 games, Barkley appeared in the final game of the season where Davor rested many of the starters. It was the first time since the 2018 Rookie of the Year season that a fifth-year pro did not miss a game due to injury.
Barkley’s yardage totals were the fourth highest in the league behind Josh Jacobs, Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb. Barkley also scored 10 touchdowns and rushed for 100 or more yards four times in a game, with his 1,650 scrimmage for his yards he finished 7th in the NFL, 2021 He almost doubled the total of 856 for the year.
Dabor, 47, could be the first Giants coach to be named Coach of the Year since Jim Fassel in 1997. Season.