Tom Coughlin is 69-years-old and has been around the NFL block a time or two. He just finished up his 12th campaign with the Giants and has decided that he’s had enough fun. He is hanging it up following this 6-10 season.
For several seasons in a row, there were rumors during the offseason as to whether or not Coughlin would be fired, let alone how long he’d stay around. But his two Super Bowl victories while head coach certainly gave him some leverage.
The team is in a transitional time, so this is probably a time for him to make this move.
“I met with John Mara and Steve Tisch this afternoon, and I informed them that it is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach,” Coughlin said in a statement released by the team Monday. “I strongly believe the time is right for me and my family, and as I said, the Giants organization. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as head coach of the New York Football Giants. This is a not a sad occasion for me.”