Now the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, Shurmer is expected to be hired by the Giants at some point soon, the NFL Network reported Monday afternoon. Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who was considered the favorite for the Cardinals' job, now is expected to become the next New York Giants coach.
Fired in 2012, Shurmur subsequently went to Philadelphia, serving as the offensive coordinator for the ensuing three seasons under Chip Kelly.
Shurmur was also credited with the albeit brief resurgence of Sam Bradford under centre during the Vikings' last campaign.
Shurmur also was the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams in two seasons in 2009 and 2010 under Spagnuolo and helped Sam Bradford set National Football League rookie records for completions in 2010.
Shurmur has helped Case Keenum, Sam Bradford, and Nick Foles post multiple career-highs as offensive coordinator in Philadelphia and Minnesota, and could be the ideal choice should NY select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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Shurmur was not the Giants' first option for the head coaching position. Minnesota will play in Philadelphia next weekend for the NFC Championship, so the earliest the Giants can make the hiring official is next Monday.
Shurmur has spent the past two seasons with the Vikings, working through constant quarterback turnover due to injuries and ensuring his offense is still working at a high standard.
Not many offensive coordinators would be able to lose two quarterbacks and still be successful.
Shurmur has been a part of teams that have qualified for the playoffs nine times and won seven division titles. Fritz was the defensive coordinator in Green Bay when the Packers defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 31.