Then-Raiders offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo speaks during a news...

Then-Raiders offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility on June 2, 2022, in Henderson, Nev. Credit: AP/John Locher

The Giants have hired their new offensive line coach.

Carmen Bricillo, who was with the Raiders for the past two seasons and spent three seasons before that with the Patriots, has joined coach Brian Daboll’s staff.

In the 2022 season, Bricillo oversaw an offensive line that helped Josh Jacobs run for an NFL-best 1,653 yards.

The Giants fired offensive line coach Bobby Johnson on Monday, a move that general manager Joe Schoen said was partly because of the poor development of the young group.

The Giants allowed an NFL-high 85 sacks this season, which was the second most in NFL history. The offensive line never reached its potential, but it was not all because of coaching.

Left tackle Andrew Thomas was injured early in the opener while trying to chase down a blocked field goal against Dallas. Thomas elected to stay in the game until the fourth quarter, a decision that had consequences. He missed the next seven weeks of the season.

Evan Neal, drafted seventh overall by the Giants in 2022, has been disappointing. Neal last played on Nov. 5. Weeks later, it was revealed that he had a fractured ankle that would require surgery.

Schoen said he still has faith in Neal but stopped short of guaranteeing him a starting job.

“Evan worked his tail off last offseason, he came in in great shape, had a good start to camp. He [then] had a concussion,” Schoen said. “So I expect him to attack this offseason the same way and we’ll see how it plays out.”

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