Former New York Giants defensive back Sam Madison is likely to join former Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo in Kansas City.
Looks like former New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo won’t be the only one headed to coach the Kansas City Chiefs defense.
Per a report on Friday from Nate Taylor of The Athletic, former Giants defensive back Sam Madison is a “leading candidate” to be one of Spagnuolo’s defensive assistants.
Following their 37-31 loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship, the Chiefs named Spagnuolo their new DC late January.
On this snowy day, according to multiple sources, Sam Madison is a leading candidate to join Steve Spagnuolo’s staff as an assistant in the secondary. Madison was a cornerback under Spagnuolo when the Giants won the 2007 Super Bowl. He could replace Emmitt Thomas.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) February 15, 2019
Madison most recently coached at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida in 2017. The former Giant and Miami Dolphin was also an assistant for the Giants under former HC Tom Coughlin in 2013. After being drafted in 1997 out of Louisville, Madison played in the NFL for 12 seasons.
He initially played for the Dolphins from 1997 until 2005. He made the Pro Bowl four times as a member of the Dolphins. Madison was also selected as an All-Pro four separate times as well.
Madison ended his career as a Giant when he played for Big Blue from 2006 until 2008. There, he helped lead the Giants to an improbable 17-14 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl 42. Himself, along with that defense, were coached by Spagnuolo during that title-winning 2007 season as well as the following 2008 campaign.
Throughout his career, Madison played in 173 games. He racked up 321 combined tackles as well as had 38 interceptions and 63 pass deflections.
Madison re-signed with the Dolphins in 2017 as a free agent, just so he could retire with the team he started with. He serves as an analyst for the Dolphins currently, but if he were to get the job with the Chiefs, that’ll of course change.
Here’s hoping both Madison and Spagnuolo find success within the Chiefs organization.