Odell Beckham 'geeked' about Giants hiring Pat Shurmur

Odell Beckham 'geeked' about Giants hiring Pat Shurmur

Odell Beckham 'geeked' about Giants hiring Pat Shurmur

Mike Garafolo reports the Giants have been impressed by Shurmur's success with multiple quarterbacks in Minnesota.

While Jon Gruden and Matt Nagy are the only official hire, there have been rumblings some coaches being on the move.

The Giants are expected to offer their head coaching job to former Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur once the Minnesota Vikings are eliminated from the playoffs, and Shurmur is expected to accept, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

Shurmur's departure could also have a tremendous impact on what Minnesota decides to do with their upcoming quarterback situation this offseason.




Shurmur, whose uncle Fritz was the defensive coordinator for five teams, was the tight ends coach for Minnesota before elevated to his current role when Norv Turner resigned in November 2016. Given how good Shurmur has been calling the Vikings' offense, that might last through the Super Bowl. It's the Vikings' first championship game appearance since 2009. Even though Manning is on the decline, he completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 3,468 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season despite a porous offensive line and a cast of no-name receivers. With both Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater suffering injuries over the a year ago, Keenum was in the right place with the Vikings in 2017.

McDaniels is expected to accept an offer from the Indianapolis Colts to become their next head coach, leaving Shurmur to head to NY. He led the Browns from 2011-12 but was sacked after amassing a 9-23 record. He also led the Philadelphia Eagles to a win as their interim head coach in 2015.

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. Keeping Spags on as Big Blue's defensive coordinator could be a solution.

This year, Shurmur, 52, created a top-tier offense, with Minnesota ranking in the top 10 in points per game (23.9), rushing yards (122.3) and third-down conversions (43.5 percent). Shumur's work with a rookie Bradford helped earn him the top job in Cleveland.

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