Jason La Canfora reports that the Eagles have officially hired former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as their next offensive coordinator.
The Eagles deal with Pat Shurmur to be their offensive coordinator is complete. May not be announced until Tuesday.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 21, 2013
NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to hire ex-Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as the team’s offensive coordinator.
Shurmur was recently fired by the Browns after he spent the last two seasons as their head coach and led them to a record of 9-23. Since losing his job, Shurmur has been connected to a number of offensive coordinator jobs including the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets.
Shurmur would be returning to an Eagles team were he had previously worked as tight ends coach from 1999 to 2001 and then as quarterbacks coach from 2002 to 2008 under Andy Reid.
Many might see this as an odd fit, considering that head coach Chip Kelly is now the Eagles head coach and has run the spread offense at Oregon, while Shurmur comes from a West Coast offense background. There’s no question that it will be interesting to see how what the Eagles offense looks like next season.