Report dispels rumor Nick Saban ‘covets’ NFL job

It’s that time of year again.

Alabama coach Nick Saban is fresh off winning a national championship and there are lucrative NFL jobs available. Will he return to the league for a bigger challenge?

Ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was quick to jumpstart rumors about Saban coaching the Giants Tuesday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”

“It wouldn’t surprise me,” Arians said. “There’s a job he covets, and it just happens to be open. But he’s got a dynasty right now, [and] another dynamite recruiting class. Why he would do it? I don’t know, but it would not shock me if he did.”

Added Arians on why Saban would want to coach the Giants: “Because they’re the New York Giants. When we grew up, they were the thing.”

According to New York Post, there is no merit to Arians’ rumors. Post sources say Saban isn’t interested in the Giants head coaching job. And why would Saban leave Alabama, which is paying him $11.1 million this season and has the 66-year-old coach under contact through 2025, according to USA Today Sports. 

Saban won his sixth title Monday, tying fellow Alabama great “Bear” Bryant for the most career championships. Saban owns a 132-20 record in 11 seasons with the Crimson Tide. He’s got another stellar recruiting class on the way. Life is too good for Saban to leave Tuscaloosa.