Former Giants head coach Pat Shurmur is expected to be the next offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
SNY sources say Shurmur had several options, but the Broncos made a big push because they really wanted an experienced play-caller.
The Vikings, Browns and Bears had reported interest in Shurmur, but it look like he'll be heading to Denver.
There wasn't much to be positive about in Shurmur's two seasons leading the Giants, and this season in paricular saw some good development by rookie QB Daniel Jones. The sixth overall pick showed his ups and downs throughout his first season, but it was a good first step forward in what the Giants hope will be a long career in the blue and white. And Shurmur deserves credit for that.
He'll now have another chance to work with a young franchise hopeful quarterback in Drew Lock. Lock played in just five games this season, but owned a 4-1 record during that span. He had a 64.1 completion percentage with seven touchdowns and three interceptions.
Shurmur owned a 9-23 mark as the Giants head coach, and he'll be returning to an offensive coordinator position after serving as a head coach for two seasons for the second time. He did so with the Eagles after failing as the head coach of the Browns -- he also went 9-23 in Cleveland.