Giants planning to schedule second interview with Pat Shurmur

Giants planning to schedule second interview with Pat Shurmur

Shortly after reports surfaced on Monday that the Giants are expected to name Shurmur their next head coach, Beckham took to Twitter to give his new boss a warm welcome. Patricia and Shurmur were both on the Cards' candidate list and it was reported that the Cards like Shurmur. Shurmur has also been key in helping Minnesota reach its first NFC Championship appearance since the 2009 season.

Shurmur has a lot of what the Giants seem to be looking for in a head coach.

A report earlier this month suggested Keenum and Shurmur could be a "package deal" this offseason, with the free-agent-to-be Keenum signing with whichever team hires Shurmur as its head coach.

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Shurmur brings head coaching experience to the Giants after two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, with whom he went 9-23. He can get some revenge on the organization this Sunday. However, the move can't happen until the Vikings are finished with their postseason.

It will be interesting to see if Shurmur brings a current Vikings quarterback with him to NY as Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford are all in the a year ago of their deals.

During the 2017 regular season, Keenum and the Vikings offence posted a top-10 rating in points per game (10th, 23.9), rushing yards per game (seventh, 122.3) and third-down conversion rate (third, 43.5).

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The only interesting part is how this becomes news today while no one who is still in the playoffs can be interviewed until January 22nd.

Shurmur returned to the Eagles as Chip Kelly's offensive coordinator in 2013. Shurmur has gotten career years out of Nick Foles, Sam Bradford and, most recently, Case Keenum. He served as an interim head coach for the Eagles for a win in 2015. As a team, Minnesota jumped to 11th in the league in total offense, all the way from 28th last season.

Odell Beckham Jr. thinks it's a Shur' bet. "You go from last to first or first to last, teams do that every year".

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