Grant Paulsen reports that former Giants HC Pat Shurmur has been discussed internally by the Redskins as a possibility for the team’s offensive coordinator job.
Paulsen says Shurmur is under consideration for the Washington job in the event Kevin O’Connell doesn’t return.
As of now, the Redskins have interviewed O’Connell and Panthers OC Scott Turner for the job and Paulsen says Shurmur is the other name in the mix.
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).