Former Giants HC Pat Shurmur Set to Join Broncos as OC

Pat Shurmur in November. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock (10471035h)

Just weeks after getting fired as New York Giants’ head coach, Pat Shurmur already has a new job. According to reports, Shurmur will take the position of offensive coordinator with Denver Broncos.

Shurmur was reportedly a candidate for several vacant OC positions around the league, including the ones from Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Cleveland Browns. However, he ended up picking the Broncos, who fired their OC Rich Scangarello on Sunday. 

It is believed that Shurmur picked Denver due to the opportunity to work with their young quarterback Drew Lock. Giants considered drafting Lock in 2019 NFL Draft but ended up going with Daniel Jones.

Pat Shurmur will be tasked with turning around Denver Broncos’ offense, which struggled for the better part of the past season.  Broncos finished the year as the only team in the league that was bottom five in total offense, points scored, as well as third-down percentage and red zone conversion.

Shurmur has a big experience in NFL, having served as offensive coordinator for LA Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, and Minnesota Vikings. He was also a head coach with the Browns for two seasons, posting 9-23 record.