Pat Shurmur officially hired as New York Giants’ head coach
The New York Giants made it official late Monday afternoon, asserting the hiring of Pat Shurmur as the group’s 18th head coach.
“We are pleased to welcome Pat to our organization and look forward to the leadership he will provide for our team,” stated Giants’ co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch in a ready assertion. “He has an outstanding track record in developing young players, and it is clear his players respond to his guidance and direction. We interviewed six talented and qualified candidates, and we feel like Pat, with his vision and experience, is the right person to lead our team.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported through Twitter that Shurmur is receiving a five-year contract from the Giants.
Shurmur, 52, is a veteran NFL coach. He has been an offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams (2009-10), Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15) and the Minnesota Vikings, the place he took over that position halfway via the 2016 season when Norv Turner resigned from the job. Shurmur has been lauded for his work with quarterbacks. He was quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia with Donovan McNabb. The Rams gained seven video games with Shurmur guiding Bradford via his rookie season. In 2013, Eagles’ QB Nick Foles had a profession yr, throwing 27 landing passes to 2 interceptions and going to the Pro Bowl. This season, journeyman Case Keenum performed the most effective soccer of his six-year profession and went 11-Three as a starter within the common season and serving to Minnesota attain the NFC Championship Game.
Shurmur was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2011 and 2012, compiling a 9-23 file. He handled the lockout as a rookie coach and an possession change in his second season with the Browns.
Shurmur is certainly one of six candidates the Giants interviewed. They additionally spoke with Steve Spagnuolo, Steve Wilks, Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia and Eric Studesville.
Shurmur’s Vikings misplaced to the Philadelphia Eagles within the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. He had been anticipated to journey to New Jersey for a last assembly earlier than signing his contract, however a winter storm in Minneapolis left him unable to journey.
“I want to thank John Mara and Steve Tisch for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” stated Shurmur. “I am looking forward to getting to work with Dave Gettleman and Kevin Abrams and starting the process to once again build a championship team. I have been fortunate to work with many great coaches and players, and I am thankful for those relationships. I would like to thank my family and friends for their tremendous support.”
The Giants will officially introduce Shurmur at a press convention Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Between from time to time, Shurmur and Gettleman are anticipated to journey to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. to scout 2018 NFL Draft prospects, together with quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan reported that Shurmur will head to Mobile on Tuesday — if climate permits.
“I can’t wait to start working with Pat,” stated Gettleman. “I know he will provide the type of leadership we need to take our team back to where it belongs. I have followed Pat’s career for many years, and he has had great success wherever he has been. What struck me during our conversation is that being the head coach of the New York Giants is not too big for him. He is made for this moment and this opportunity.”
Arif Hasan of SB Nation’s Vikings web site, Daily Norseman, lately endorsed the Giants’ hiring of Shurmur:
“Pat Shurmur is a great fit as a head coach for any organization, and the Giants got a good one,” Hasan stated.
Now we start to seek out out if Hasan, and the Giants, are proper about Shurmur.