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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 09: Head Coach Joe Judge of the New York Giants leaves the field after being defeated by the Washington Football Team 22-7 at MetLife Stadium on January 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

While most NFL teams planning to fire their head coaches got those moves out of the way on ‘Black Monday,’ the New York Giants appeared to be standing pat. Despite a 4-13 season and last-place finish in the NFC East, reports indicated Joe Judge would be staying at the helm.

Less than 24 hours later, the team announced Judge is being “relieved of his duties” after just two years on the job. That makes Judge the fifth coach to be let go since the season ended, and seventh since the start of the 2021 season.

Judge is also the second former Patriots assistant coach to be let go, after the Dolphins shockingly parted ways with Brian Flores. While Flores likely will contend for another head coaching job in this hiring cycle, Judge will probably be looking for a lesser gig.

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