Report: Giants interested in Chip Kelly

Could Chip Kelly really be roaming the sidelines with the Giants next season? (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(WTNH)–The New York Giants are looking for a new head coach for the first time since 2004, after parting ways with two-time Super Bowl champ Tom Coughlin on Monday.

And they may not be looking far, according to CSN Philadelphia’s Derrick Gunn.

Gunn tweeted on Monday that, according to a “league source,” the Giants are interested in Chip Kelly, who was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles last week.

Kelly went 26-21 in three seasons with the Eagles, including a playoff appearance in his first year. The team slumped to 6-9 this season, after Kelly made some questionable offseason moves, including trading fan favorite running back LeSean McCoy.

The Giants also have ties with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport, Payton is “monitoring the situation very closely.”

Saints GM Mickey Loomis has already granted Payton permission to speak to other teams, according to a report from the New Orleans Advocate.

The Saints finished the season 7-9 after a win over Atlanta on Monday.

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