Giants to hire Pat Shurmur as head coach


Nothing is official yet, but it looks like Pat Shurmur is going to be the New York Giants next head coach.

Multiple outlets reported Monday afternoon that Shurmur will accept the offer, making him the sixth straight Giants head coach since Bill Parcells departed the team in 1991 with an offensive background. Minnesota travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game at 6:40 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Conceivably Shurmur could bring one of the three quarterback's he's worked with in Minnesota to NY to be the stopgap and mentor for a young quartergback.

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In other head coaching search news, the Indianapolis Colts are expected to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next coach, according to Rapoport.

Shurmur went on to be the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia under Chip Kelly and has worked under Mike Zimmer, Andy Reid, and Steve Spagnuolo.

Shurmur, 52, has been the Vikings' offensive coordinator since the middle of the 2016 season after Norv Turner abruptly left the team following a 5-2 start. He also helped quarterback Case Keenum have a career year and is known for getting a lot out of unheralded players. Minnesota went 13-3 in the regular season behind perennial backup quarterback Case Keenum and recently pulled out one of the most dramatic wins in National Football League postseason history against the New Orleans Saints during the Divisional Round. Shurmur has head coaching experience with the Cleveland Browns (2011-12) and as an interim with the Philadelphia Eagles (2015). After Ben McAdoo was sacked after Week 13 and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo finished out the season, New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was the favorite to land the job.