Pat Shurmur fired as head coach of Giants
For the second time in two years, the New York Giants are searching for a new head coach.
The Giants have fired head coach Pat Shurmur following his second season with the team, according to multiple reports.
The #Giants have fired coach Pat Shurmur, source says. It’s over after two years.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2019
There has also been talk that general manager Dave Gettleman could be fired as well, so parting ways with Shurmur may only be the first big move the Giants are making after failing to reach the postseason once again.
The Giants finished the season 4-12 with their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Shurmur ended up going 9-23 in two seasons with the team. While New York was said to be pleased with the work he did in helping to develop rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, the results for Shurmur were worse than his predecessor, Ben McAdoo.
Shurmur was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns for two seasons in 2011 and 2012, and the overall results were identical, as he finished with a record of 9-23 there as well. He’s unlikely to land another head coaching gig in 2020, though he could be sought after as an offensive coordinator.
Two seasons isn’t exactly a lot of time to get things turned around for a struggling franchise, but it’s possible the Giants already have a replacement in mind for Shurmur.