Pat Shurmur expected to take Giants job

Pat Shurmur expected to take Giants job

Pat Shurmur expected to take Giants job

The next time Shurmur heads to Philadelphia, it will likely be as the New York Giants head coach.

While it has been reported that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur were the two finalists for the Giants' head coaching vacancy, it appears Shurmur has moved ahead of McDaniels, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Shurmur takes over a talented Giants offense that features all-world WR Odell Beckham and emerging talents TE Evan Engram and WR Sterling Shepard.

If it seemed like Pat Shurmur's departure from the Minnesota Vikings was inevitable this offseason, it's because it was.

Before joining Minnesota, Shurmur spent three seasons as Chip Kelly's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia, taking over as interim head coach when Kelly was sacked with one game remaining in the 2015 campaign. He can get some revenge on the organization this Sunday. If Shurmur becomes the Giants' head coach, he could return a favor by retaining Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator.

NY had also interviewed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels along with Shurmur, Spagnuolo and Patricia. The Giants cannon officially hire Shurmur until the Vikings' postseason run ends.

During the 2017 regular season, Keenum and the Vikings offence posted a top-10 rating in points per game (10th, 23.9), rushing yards per game (seventh, 122.3) and third-down conversion rate (third, 43.5). Shurmur is also a candidate for the Arizona Cardinals job. The Giants and new general manager Dave Gettleman have the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, and they could be in the market for a quarterback with Eli Manning turning 37 earlier this month. He later returned to Philadelphia as Chip Kelly's offensive coordinator before landing with the Vikings. But nonetheless, Shurmur is a top head coaching candidate for the work he's done this season.

He'll also have to contend with some big personalities in a big NY market with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. leading the way. "You go from last to first or first to last, teams do that every year".

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