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Report: Giants’ search down to Pat Shurmur, Josh McDaniels

David Kenyon

The New York Giants have narrowed their search to a pair of offensive minds, and other reports make it apparent which coach will be offered the job.

According to Chris Tomasson of theĀ St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Giants have focused on Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

And that means New York will likely target Shurmur.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said “the belief is” McDaniels will accept the Colts job. That would leave Shurmur for the Giants, who fired Ben McAdoo during a frustrating 3-13 campaign and missed on Matt Patricia.

While there’s no guarantee Shurmur actually takes a head-coaching position, it’s the anticipated result. Other than one game as the Philadelphia Eagles’ interim boss in 2015, he hasn’t been a head coach since a failed two-year tenure with the Cleveland Browns in 2011-12.

Shurmur, who will be coaching the Vikings through the playoffs, also interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears.