Kimberly Jones is reporting that the Giants have hired former Panthers OC Mike Shula as their new offensive coordinator. According to Jones, an official announcement is expected later today.
- Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that Shula is also expected to serve as the team’s QBs coach.
There was a lot of buzz in recent weeks that Darrell Bevell could be the guy to watch for the Giants after they were prevented from hiring a few other candidates. However, it looks like there will be even more Panthers’ influence on the Giants in 2018.
Shula, 52, began his NFL coaching career back in 1988 as an offensive assistant for the Buccaneers. He later worked for the Dolphins, Bears and Jaguars before being hired as the Panthers QBs coach in 2011.
Carolina promoted Shula to offensive coordinator a few years later and he remained in the position for the five seasons before he was hired last month and replaced by Norv Turner.
In 2017, Carolina finished 19th in total offense (323.7), fourth in rushing offense (131.4), 28th in passing (192.3) and 12th in points (22.7).