Giants expected to hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach, report says

Baylor coach Matt Rhule is a former Giants assistant coach who wasn't on the team's radar for the first round of interviews. The Giants need to line up coaches who want the job in case Pat Shurmur says

Cardinals rumored to be focused on Pat Shurmur

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, interim Giants coach and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville were also interviewed.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the G-Men are expected to hire Shurmur as their new head coach. Colt McCoy started 21 games at quarterback in those two seasons and Shurmur was sacked after posting a 9-23 record, which looks better in retrospect for a franchise that is 4-44 over the past three seasons.

Shurmur was reportedly a finalist for the Cardinals' coaching job left vacant by Bruce Arians' retirement.

Shurmur coached the Browns for two seasons, compiling a 9-23 record in 2011 and 2012.

The Giants will now have to wait until after Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Vikings and the Eagles in Philadelphia before finalizing any deal with Shurmur. He can get some revenge on the organization this Sunday. However, he is set to take the Detroit Lions head coaching job once his season finishes.

He served as the offensive coordinator of the Eagles for the next three years and coached the team on an interim basis for one game in 2015 after Chip Kelly was sacked.

NY can not offer Shurmur an official deal until Minnesota's season ends. That would be when the Vikings are either eliminated from the postseason or heading into their bye week before Super Bowl LII.

Shurmur, 52, meets the experience criteria outlined by co-owner John Mara at the start of the coaching search. He'll have an offensive weapon with Odell Beckham Jr., and will either have Eli Manning or the high draft pick replacing him.

Arizona interviewed nine candidates for its coaching vacancy. When Kelly was dismissed prior to the 2015-16 season finale, Shurmur took the helm for a 35-30 win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium, ironically the last time the Giants reached the 30-point plateau.

Keenum, who bounced around between the Texans and Rams from 2013-16, completed 67.6 percent of his passes for 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his first season with Shurmur. Minnesota finished 11th in total offense this season. "You go from last to first or first to last, teams do that every year".

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