The New York Giants have, finally, fired head coach Joe Judge.

The NFL franchise made the decision on Tuesday following a reported two days of discussions between him and ownership, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

 

While coaches like Matt Nagy, Mike Zimmer, and Brian Flores were fired on “Black Monday,” it appeared at the time that Judge would keep his job despite 6-10 and 4-13 seasons. The coach has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, going on an 11-minute rant about how people can’t see how good things are, and then called what many said was one of the most embarrassing play calls they can remember this past weekend. Aaron Rodgers even mocked the QB sneak from the four-yard-line on Tuesday.

Judge joins general manager Dave Gettleman, who retired on Monday, clearing the way for the Giants to startt fresh next season. The 40-year-old went 10-23 in two seasons at the helm after long stint as an assistant with the New England Patriots.

While the speculation begins immediately for who the Giants will hire to lead their team, a lot of people are likely to point to a report from last week that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh would be interested in the Giants job “if open.” Well, now it is.

In the meantime, the news that Judge had been fired by the Giants inspired a very strong reaction on social media.

For Giants fans, that free medium soda tastes a little sweeter today.

[Ian Rapoport]

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