NFC North: Vikings OC Pat Shurmur to become Giants next head coach

Philadelphia Eagles interim head coach Pat Shurmur watches play from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford N.J. on Jan. 3 2016

The Vikings hired Shurmur as their tight ends coach in 2016, and he became the team's interim offensive coordinator last November after Norv Turner resigned. Or if he was going to accept it. The next time Shurmur heads to Philadelphia, it will likely be as the New York Giants head coach.

Which shows that just as with the Rooney Rule, the league has a set of rules which are routinely ignored, since nobody bothers enforcing them. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24.

Should he take the Giants' job, this would be Shurmur's third stop as a head coach.

Shurmur has helped Case Keenum, Sam Bradford, and Nick Foles post multiple career-highs as offensive coordinator in Philadelphia and Minnesota, and could be the ideal choice should NY select a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Following that stint, Shurmur went back to Philadelphia to work as the offensive coordinator for three seasons before landing in Minnesota. Rapaport also reports that Patriots offensive coordinator and Northeast Ohio native Josh McDaniels will be the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Shurmur also served as the interim coach for one game during 2015. Even though Manning is on the decline, he completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 3,468 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season despite a porous offensive line and a cast of no-name receivers.

The Giants job would be Shurmur's second permanent head-coaching gig after leading the Cleveland Browns for two years from 2011-2012 while compiling a 9-23 record. They finished 3-13 and hired Dave Gettleman to be the general manager on December 29. After Ben McAdoo was sacked after Week 13 and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo finished out the season, New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was the favorite to land the job.

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