Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur Signs As Head Coach For New York Giants
The New York Giants named Pat Shurmur as the 18th Head Coach of their storied franchise this Monday. Known around the league as a quarterback guru, Shurmur spent the 2016-17 NFL season grooming Case Keenum into maybe the league's most improved player, completing 67% of his passes for 3547 yards and 22 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions with an 11-3 regular season record. Next year, he will be deciding where to go next with Eli Manning and the starting quarterback position for the Giants ( Manning, a 14 year starter for the Giants, was benched last November).
Though his last head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns didn't go as well as he may have liked (9-23, fired after 2 seasons), Shurmur will head to New York with a lot of promise. That said, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has a big hole to fill in his vacancy. Zimmer had this to say during his press conference today:
"When you’re successful, this happens every year,” Zimmer said. “I hope it continues to happen. I hope I have a coaching tree that is 200 people long. It just the way life goes. When you’re successful, people want your coaches. I think that is great. That means you’re doing something right.”
We will be sure to keep watch who Zimmer decides to hire heading into the next season!
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