Giants Targeting Vikings' Pat Shurmur As Head Coach

Pat Shurmur is reportedly the Giants' man

Pat Shurmur is reportedly the Giants man

Shurmur is pursuing a Super Bowl title as offensive coordinator of the Vikings, who head to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Sunday.

Shurmur was previously the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, going 9-23 from 2011-12.

In his 19-year National Football League coaching career, Shurmur has been with teams that have qualified for the playoffs nine times and made one Super Bowl, with the Eagles following the 2004 season.

Shurmur was hired by the Vikings as tight ends coach in 2016 but was promoted to interim offensive coordinator midseason when Norv Turner resigned after a 5-2 start. Sam Bradford won the Rookie of the Year award with Shurmur as the offensive coordinator with the Rams in 2010. Shurmur can't negotiate or ink a deal with the Giants before the Vikings season ends.

So that leads us back to New England linebackers coach Brian Flores, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, and Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher as the remaining candidates on the Cardinals short list. Shurmur is also a candidate for the Arizona Cardinals job. It would not be surprising if Shurmur wanted to bring Sam Bradford or Case Keenum along with him to NY given his success with the two signal callers in the recent past.

This is a great opportunity for Shurmur.

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Minnesota will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

The Giants aren't allowed to make an offer to Shurmur yet, but it appears to be a formality at this point.

The Chicago Bears offseason just got a little bit better as one of their division rivals will lose a critical member of its coaching staff.

Shurmur returned to the Eagles as Chip Kelly's offensive coordinator in 2013. Minnesota finished 11th in total offense this season.

Keenum threw 22 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season working with Shurmur.

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