Pat Shurmur could join Eagles as offensive coordinator

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Pat Shurmur reportedly has a new gig. (US Presswire)

Earlier this week former Browns coach Pat Shurmur interviewed for the Jets offensive coordinator job, which ultimately went to Marty Mornhinweg. A few days later, though, Shurmur -- fired by the Browns on Black Monday -- could have a new gig.

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Eagles have interviewed Shurmur for a spot on their staff and that there have been ongoing discussions. But "no deal is done and Shurmur is still mulling his options."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier Sunday that Shurmur is expected to join new Eagles coach Chip Kelly's staff, probably as offensive coordinator.

If he lands the job, Philadelphia would be a familiar stop for Shurmur.

He spent much of last decade as Andy Reid's quarterbacks coach, helping guide Donovan McNabb to a solid career in Philadelphia. Before he was hired by the Browns for the 2011 season, Shumur spent two seasons as the Rams' offensive coordinator. In those two years, St. Louis' offense finished 29th in 2009 and 26th in 2010.

But as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer notes, the Kelly-Shurmur marriage could be an interesting one. McLane wrote on Twitter: "Can't imagine why [Shurmur] would want to be OC for coach that will call all plays. Shurmur is also very by-the-book. Kelly isn't."

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