EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 09: Head Coach Joe Judge of the New York Giants talks to the officials in the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium on January 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The New York Giants released Joe Judge of his duties today (January 11) as head coach. The team made the official announcement this evening via social media.

“Steve (Tisch) and I both believe it is in the best interest of our franchise to move in another direction,” said team president John Mara in a news release. “We met with Joe yesterday afternoon to discuss the state of the team. I met again with Joe this afternoon, and it was during that conversation I informed Joe of our decision. We appreciate Joe’s efforts on behalf of the organization.

The firing of Judge took place just a day after Dave Gettleman (Senior Vice President and General Manager) of the Giants announced his retirement. According to Giants.com, Big Blue has already started their search for a replacement.

Judge was the head coach of the New York Giants for only two seasons and previously worked as the special teams coordinator for the New England Patriots.

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