Veteran NFL coach Pat Shurmur is expected to join Deion Sanders' Colorado football staff as an analyst, according to 247Sports' Carl Reed. Reed notes that Shurmur has been on campus in Boulder, Colorado, spending time with the football program throughout the week. 

"Colorado will be looking for him to add to the culture they are establishing offensively," Reed wrote on Twitter. "And to give the players another resource in their pursuit of reaching the NFL."

Shurmur would bring more than 20 years of NFL experience to the staff. He most recently served as the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator from 2020-21. Before that, he served as coach of the New York Giants, amassing a 9-23 record in two years. 

The 2017 AP NFL Assistant Coach of the Year, Shurmur helped the Minnesota Vikings reach the NFC Championship Game. He started his career at Michigan State and Stanford, where he coached various offensive positions. 

He is the second former NFL head coach to join Sanders' staff joining fellow analyst Mike Zimmer, who served on Sanders' Jackson State staff last year. Zimmer had previously worked with Shurmur during that 2017 playoff run for the Vikings. 

"I think the sky is the limit," Zimmer said of Sanders when Zimmer was hired at Jackson State. "If some people would donate to him and his football program, there would be no stopping him. He would be competing with the Georgias and Alabamas and everybody around the country."