This offseason the New York Giants have had to deal with questions about whether or not they will be giving their head coach Tom Coughlin a new contract. So far, reports out there say that the Giants will give Coughlin a one year contract extension sometime this week and that Coughlin will apparently agree to those terms on the extension.
Recently, Coughlin spoke out to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine, about how it’s tough for a head coach in the NFL to coach under just a one year deal. He also mentioned that talks with him and the Giants about a contract extension were underway and that he expects a deal to be in place soon.
Coughlin has been the Giants head coach since the 2004 season. During his tenure, the Giants have gone 96-80, with five trips to the playoffs and two Super Bowl championships. The Giants have also won three NFC East division championships during Coughlin's tenure as well. Coughlin currently at age 68 is the oldest coach in the NFL and will 69 at the start of the 2015 season. Besi
des signing Coughlin to an extension, the Giants have also been working to sign defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a contract extension this offseason as well. If JPP and the Giants can not come to an agreement on a new contract by March 2nd, Big Blue will then place the franchise-tag on Pierre-Paul.
JPP was the Giants first round pick back in the 2010 NFL Draft. This past season Pierre-Paul lead the Giants in sacks with 12.5 and was a vital part of Big Blue super bowl run back during the 2011-2012 season.