The New York Giants have had a season that they would like to forget in 2017 and, with the firing of Ben McAdoo [VIDEO], the question of who will be leading the G-men next season grows louder by the day. The options to be the next coach for the Giants seem thin, as of now, with interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo being the choice that makes the most sense for the organization. For a team that will likely move toward a rebuild starting next season, a new face on the sideline might be exactly what they need to get things going.

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Of course, around this time of year, there are always names tossed around for which candidates could potentially find a new head coaching gig come the next season and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden [VIDEO] always manages to find his way on the list.

Gruden, who currently works as a commentator for "Monday Night Football," has been away from coaching for some time now, but, for the most part, receives high praise from those who remember his years down in Florida. When you lead a team to their only Super Bowl win in franchise history, odds are that you'll be praised in such a way. On Monday, December, 18, Gruden was inducted into the Buccaneer Ring of Honor for his work in Tampa.

15-1 odds

According to MyTopSportsbooks.com, the odds of Gruden being the next coach of the New York Giants are 15-1. Gruden isn't the top candidate for the job as people like Josh McDaniels, Jim Schwartz, etc., find their way above the 2003 Super Bowl champion in the running. Gruden was one of the first to address the possibility of the job in New York.

Gruden lives and breathes football, as we've seen through the years with his QB camp, Gruden Grinders, etc., so a possible return to coaching shouldn't be left out of the question, whether it be with the Giants or elsewhere.

As much as he may want to make a return, though, his on-air personality simply makes for great TV and ESPN might not want to let go of that. As of now, Gruden is under contract with the company through 2021.

Return of Eli Manning

Sean McDonough, co-commentator with Gruden on "Monday Night Football" sure gave people what they wanted to hear when he was discussing a possible return with his colleague.

“Our producer said he saw somewhere the odds of you going to the Giants are 35-1,” McDonough said. “Would you take the over or the under on 35-1?”

“I’ll take the under on that if Eli comes back,” Gruden said.

As much as we would love to see Gruden back on the sideline, this might not happen for Gruden with the way the Giants organization looks right now. With a new general manager on the way after Jerry Reese was fired, the Giants may re-evaluate the talent they have on the field to address their struggles this season.

Gruden's return would definitely give the Giants an interesting story arc going into 2018, so in due time we'll see if New York is ready for a coach like him.