ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that former Cleveland Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur will be the new Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator under Head Coach Chip Kelly. Shurmur was let go when the now-run by Joe Banner Browns relieved him of his duties after the season was over. It is interesting that the New York Jets took ex-Eagles OC Marty Mornhinweg over Shurmur though.
Shurmur’s first job in the NFL was with the Eagles as he was hired in 1999 by Andy Reid to be the Tight Ends coach. He was promoted in 2002 to be the Quarterbacks Coach and kept that job until 2009 when he was hired by Steve Spagnuolo to be the new St. Louis Rams’ Offensive Coordinator. He was there until 2011 when Mike Holmgren…then president of the Cleveland Browns…hired him to be the 13th Head Coach of the Browns. His first season he went 4-12 and improved in 2012 to 5-11 but with the change of ownership and front office it was expected that Shurmur would lose his job.
Shurmur helped the Rams when he was their offensive coordinator to turn around from a 1-15 season to a 7-9 season under new Quarterback Sam Bradford. Shurmur will implement an offense that is going to be Kelly’s by design and will (hopefully) focus heavily on a running attack.Tags: Chip Kelly, NFL, offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur, Philadelphia Eagles, running game