Amid the likelihood that Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will become the next head coach of the New York Giants, Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs believes Shurmur's style will benefit the Giants' Odell Beckham Jr.
"He's gonna call plays that work for you," Diggs said, according to the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard. "He's gonna do what you're good at. He's not gonna make it hard. He's gonna make it as easy on you as possible. Whatever you're good at, he's gonna let you do. That's it. As a player that's what you want. So whatever you do well, he's gonna let you do it to the best of your ability -- and a lot."
When it became apparent Shurmur, who has led Diggs, Case Keenum, Adam Thielen and the Vikings offense to the NFC championship game, would be the top candidate to fill the Giants' head coaching vacancy, Beckham tweeted his joy.
God really works in mysterious ways....let the journey begin.... I'm geeeked https://t.co/3tbOTPcSl1- Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) January 15, 2018
The 24-year-old Diggs is in his third season with the Vikings and scored a career-high eight touchdowns in 2017 with Shurmur as offensive coordinator. In last week's divisional round, Diggs caught six passes for 137 yards, including the game-winning 61-yard touchdown as time expired.
His numbers pale in comparison to Beckham, who totaled at least 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons, but Diggs believes the Giants' star receiver will continue to put up strong numbers with Shurmur.
"As a player, (Beckham) does a lot of things well, so it's gonna be a fun offense for him to be in," Diggs told Leonard. "Because Pat knows how to get people the ball. He's special. Good coach."