Report: Pat Shurmur has finalized deal to become Broncos’ OC
Pat Shurmur has found a new home. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Shurmur has finalized a deal to become the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator. Rapoport notes that Shurmur spent the last 24 hours in the Broncos’ facility.
Shurmur is coming off of a wildly unsuccessful two-year stint as head coach of the New York Giants, going just 9-23. The Giants fired Shurmur after a 4-12 campaign this season.
The 54-year-old also served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2011 through 2012 and posted the exact same record as his time in New York, so, needless to say, Shurmur has not experienced a whole lot of success as a head coach.
However, he is renowned as a fine offensive coordinator.
Shurmur landed his first NFL job in 1999, taking over as tight ends coach and offensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He held those positions for three seasons before getting elevated to quarterbacks coach in 2002, where he served for seven seasons.
After his time with the Eagles, Shurmur linked up with the St. Louis Rams, where he took a job as offensive coordinator in 2009. He spent two seasons with the Rams and then accepted the Browns’ head-coaching job in 2011.
Following his two-year run in Cleveland, Shurmur returned to Philadelphia as an offensive coordinator, where he resided for three seasons before heading to the Minnesota Vikings as tight ends coach in 2016. He was then elevated to offensive coordinator during the 2016 campaign and served in that role through 2017 before being named head coach of the Giants.