Shurmur can't negotiate or ink a deal with the Giants before the Vikings season ends. However, the move can't happen until the Vikings are finished with their postseason. Shurmur then packed up and went to Minnesota where he is thriving as an offensive coach.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects to lose Shurmur, sources told Mortensen.
Shurmur was the Cleveland Browns' head coach from 2011-12, going 9-23 in his two years with the team. After helping transform Case Keenum into a productive quarterback this season, Shurmur has been one of the most sought after head coaching candidates for a number of teams around the National Football League during the past few weeks.
The Giants have 37-year-old Eli Manning under contract for two more seasons, 2017 third-round pick Davis Webb under contract for three more seasons and the No. 2 overall pick in a draft with multiple high-level quarterback prospects.
McDaniels was not one of the coaches Arizona met with in the first round of interviews.
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It's nearly like the San Francisco Giants wanted to keep their second biggest player acquisition of the off-season a secret. The Giants are hopeful that the addition of McCutchen will go a long way toward solving their outfield issues.
Shurmur was the Eagles' offensive line and tight ends coach from 1999-2001 before serving as the team's quarterbacks coach from 2002-08.
Part of Shurmur's role as head coach will also be to minimize any distractions Beckham offers while trying to maximize his talent. In his first full season as the offensive coordinator with the Vikings this year, Shurmur has Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game and has revitalized what was once a very boring offense. Fritz was the defensive coordinator in Green Bay when the Packers defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 31. If Shurmur becomes the Giants' head coach, he could return a favor by retaining Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator.
He'll also have to contend with some big personalities in a big NY market with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. leading the way.
"I expect us to be a good team in 2018", Mara said on December 29. The Colts still would have a vacancy, though, and while Wilks has not interviewed with that team, he could be a late candidate. And we do have some talent on this roster.
Prolific Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has already taken to Twitter since word initially broke of Shurmur's expected hiring.