Shurmur Likely To Join Eagles As Offensive Coordinator
Earlier this week, former Browns coach Pat Shurmur interviewed for the Jets offensive coordinator job that ultimately went to Marty Mornhinweg. A few days later, though, Shurmur — fired by the Browns on Black Monday — reportedly has a new gig.
Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Shurmur is expected to join Chip Kelly’s new staff in Philadelphia, probably as the offensive coordinator.
It’d be a familiar stop for Shurmur.
He spent much of a decade as Andy Reid’s quarterbacks coach, helping guide Donovan McNabb to a solid career in Philadelphia. But before he was hired by the Browns for the 2011 season, Shumur spent two seasons as the Rams offensive coordinator. In those two years, St. Louis’ offense finished 29th in 2009 and 26th in 2010.
But as the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, the Kelly-Shurmur marriage could be an interesting one. As Jeff McLane writes on Twitter, “Can’t imagine why [Shurmur] would want to be OC for coach that will call all plays. Shurmur is also very by-the-book. Kelly isn’t.”
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