Broncos & Bears Trying To Hire Pat Shurmur



Ian Rapoport reports that Pat Shurmur is also a “strong candidate” for the Broncos’ offensive coordinator vacancy. However, Rapoport adds that Shurmur has “plenty of interest around the league.”

  • Mike Garafolo adds that the educated guess of many around the league is that the Broncos are the team to watch. 
  • Mike Klis reports that Vic Fangio will move fast to Shurmur, who has offers from multiple teams. However, Klis says the Broncos are his top choice in large part because of their young core including QB Drew Lock.

Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Bears are attempting to hire former Giants HC Pat Shurmur for a position on Matt Nagy’s offensive coaching staff. 

Recent reports have said that Shurmur is drawing interest from as many as five teams for offensive coordinator roles.

Chicago fired OC Mark Helfrich a few weeks ago, so Shurmur could be an option to take over this role.

Shurmur had a lot of success with the Vikings as their offensive coordinator, which ultimately led to him landing the Giants’ job a few years ago. 

Shurmur, 54, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles in 1999 as their tight ends and offensive line coach. He was promoted to QBs coach before departing to become the offensive coordinator of the Rams in 2009.

Mike Holmgren hired Shurmur as the Browns head coach a few years later but he lasted just two seasons in Cleveland. After a few years with the Eagles, the Vikings hired him as their tight ends coach in 2016 and he worked his way up to offensive coordinator.

The Giants hired Shurmur as their head coach for the 2017 season. 

As a head coach for the Browns, Giants and one game as interim for the Eagles, Shurmur has amassed a career record of 19-46 (29.2 percent). 

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