Shurmur, whose uncle Fritz was the defensive coordinator for five teams, was the tight ends coach for Minnesota before elevated to his current role when Norv Turner resigned in November 2016. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Shurmur is "expected to accept" the job if offered.
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will reportedly be the Giants' next head coach. However, he can not negotiate or sign a contract until the Vikings are eliminated from the playoffs.
Shurmur has spent the past two seasons with the Vikings, working through constant quarterback turnover due to injuries and ensuring his offense is still working at a high standard.
Fired in 2012, Shurmur subsequently went to Philadelphia, serving as the offensive coordinator for the ensuing three seasons under Chip Kelly. The move can not be formalized until the Vikings are eliminated from the playoffs.
Best of all: Shurmur won't have to work to win Beckham over after his success coaching Case Keenum to a career year.
As reports began to spread about the Giants' hire, Odell Beckham Jr. took to Twitter and gave Shurmur his stamp of approval.
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In 2010 as offensive coordinator for the Rams, he helped first overall draft pick Sam Bradford set NFL rookie records for completions (354) and attempts (590), while his 3,512 passing yards were the second-most by a rookie in league history at the time.
Shurmur also interviewed with the Cardinals and Lions. With McAdoo gone, the Giants coaching rumors have been swirling, but it appears they have identified a top candidate.
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will return to Philadelphia on Sunday, facing his previous employer in the NFC Championship Game.
Assuming the Patriots duo heads elsewhere, Shurmur would seem to be the Giants' last remaining option among their finalists.
With the Giants, they still have Eli Manning under contract for another two seasons.
It's just a matter of whether or not they can be patient enough to get him.