Former Giants coach Pat Shurmur drawing interest for open NFL OC jobs
According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, teams are potentially looking to bring him in as an offensive coordinator:
Expect Pat Shurmur to resurface rather quickly. He has drawn interest from multiple teams as an offensive coordinator, per source.
Shurmur was fired from New York after accumulating a 9-23 record over two seasons. The lack of progress during that time from a team still in the midst of a grueling rebuild was not enough to warrant an extended stay. Regardless, it seems he still has some options to land on another coaching staff heading into the 2020 NFL season.
Shurmur deserves some credit for his efforts in taking quarterback Daniel Jones with the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Although many were skeptical about Jones’ status as a franchise cornerstone due to small sample size in college, it is safe to say that he showed more than enough promise under center as a rookie while having to deal with a shorthanded supporting cast. Meanwhile, his run-heavy approach also helped running back Saquon Barkley establish himself as one of the elite players at his position.
To no surprise, the coaching carousel has already begun throughout the league, and there are a number of teams looking to fill their staff. It will undoubtedly be interesting to see which of them ultimately emerge as the frontrunners to land Shurmer’s services.