Pat Shurmur joins Jets’ offensive coordinator candidate list

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Former Browns coach Pat Shurmur could surface in New York.

Shurmur, fired in Cleveland immediately after the regular season ended, has drawn interest from the Jets as they try to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Although he wasn’t successful as a head coach in Cleveland, Shurmur had a good reputation as an offensive coach before becoming the top guy with the Browns, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him land a coordinator’s job this season. Shurmur also has an interview with the Panthers today.

Cam Cameron, who was fired as the Ravens’ offensive coordinator in December, interviewed for the offensive coordinator job with the Jets today. Former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg interviewed on Friday, and Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will interview on Tuesday. Bengals assistant Hue Jackson is in the mix for the Jets job as well.

14 responses to “Pat Shurmur joins Jets’ offensive coordinator candidate list

  1. In four years as NFL head coach or offensive coordinator, Shurmur’s highest rank in points is 24th and in yards is 25th. Yes, HIGHEST rank. Those two Rams teams and two Browns teams won a total of 17 games.

    Yards (29, 26, 29, and 25th) and points (32, 26, 29, and 25th).

  2. “Although he wasn’t successful as a head coach in Cleveland, Shurmur had a good reputation as an offensive coach before becoming the top guy with the Browns”

    Citation needed.

  3. Rumor has it instead of a 1 million $ housing allowance like the GM job was offered, instead the new OC gets to stay in Rex’s attic as this is a one year gig at best.

  4. Shurmur needs to be a position coach and relearn everything. The West Coast Offense is dead. He needs to learn how to move on. Your also going to need a babysitter at the end of the 1st half and game as his clock management is non existent.
    Good luck Pat.
    I called him “Sleepy”.
    Listen to his pressers and you’ll know why.

  5. Can’t believe this guy wouldn’t take this OC job with the Jets. If he doesn’t he’s going to miss out on the fantastic opportunity of working with the law firm of Buttfumble, Halo and McIlsacked.

  6. Shurmur drawing all this interest is one of those NFL mysteries / times fans know more than pros. Much like Norv getting 3 stops and 10+ years as a HC, or John Fox taking a knee with Payton Manning, 2 timeouts and 30 seconds to get 45 yards.

  7. I don’t know why any competent coach would take the Jets’ OC job. As ampats said, it’s just a one-year gig–unless the new OC thinks he’ll be the next head coach.

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