3. Brian Daboll
Brian Daboll spent twenty years in the NFL as an assistant working his way up the coaching ladder. After guiding the Buffalo Bills as their offensive coordinator from 2018 to 2021, the Giants hired him as their new head coach. New York was in need of a shot in the arm after Joe Judge failed to take Daniel Jones to the next level.
That is exactly what Daboll did last season. Thanks to Saquon Barkley finally staying healthy and a young group of receivers, Jones' career has been revitalized. He threw for over 3200 yards with 15 touchdowns and only five interceptions. After many were beginning to label Jones as a bust, he had his best season as a pro.
The Giants rode Jones and Barkley all the way into the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They finished 9-7-1 when most picked them to finish last in the division. In the Wild Card round, Jones outplayed Kirk Cousins and New York won in an upset 31-24 over the Vikings. The magic carpet ride ended in Philadelphia as the Giants were blown out 38-7 against the Eagles.
Despite the loss, the New York faithful has high hopes heading into 2023. Daboll proved he can coach at the head level and a rejuvenated offense could take even bigger steps forward. With the additions of Darren Waller and Paris Campbell, Daboll appears to headed in the right direction in New York. His turnaround last season is enough for him to be considered the third best coach in this ranking.