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Report: Sullivan will be Giants’ OC; Philbin will have different role

Josh Freeman, Mike Sullivan

Josh Freeman, Mike Sullivan


The Giants will promote quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan to offensive coordinator under new head coach Ben McAdoo, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported Thursday.

That conflicts with previous reports that McAdoo would fill his old role with the hire of former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. Citing sources, Garafolo reported that Philbin will have a different role with the Giants, possibly assistant head coach.

Sullivan was the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator in 2012-13, then out of football for one season before returning to the Giants last season. He was the Giants’ quarterbacks coach from 2004-11.

Though Wednesday night brought reports that the Giants beat the Eagles to hiring McAdoo, the team has not yet made the hiring official.

Philbin and McAdoo both worked on Mike McCarthy’s staff in Green Bay from 2006 to 2011, before Philbin was hired in Miami. McAdoo has been the Giants’ offensive coordinator the past two seasons.