Report: Giants’ execs split on firing HC Pat Shurmur

By Matt Johnson
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As another underwhelming season nears an end for the New York Giants, a future for head coach Pat Shurmur in New York is reportedly looking increasingly uncertain.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Shurmur’s status with the Giants is in doubt after two seasons with the team. While CEO John Mara is unsure of moving on from another coach after two seasons, chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch reportedly favors firing Shurmur.

After the Giants won five games in Shurmur’s first season, the front office hoped that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones would help the team take a step forward in 2019. Instead, New York would need a win in Week 17 just to match last season’s win total.

Tisch’s desire to potentially move on from Shurmur isn’t too much of a surprise. He put Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman on notice early in December during a franchise-record losing streak.

Given the extensive amount of quality head-coaching candidates this offseason and the team’s struggles the past two seasons, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Shurmur is ultimately fired after the season.