Washington Commanders to Interview Pat Shurmur for Offensive Coordinator

The Washington Commanders are considering a former head coach for their offensive coordinator vacancy. According to the Washington Post's Nicki Jhabvala, the team will interview former Cleveland Browns and New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur.

Shurmur served as head coach of the Browns from 2011 to 2012 and the Giants from 2018 to 2019. He also served as interim head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles for one game in 2015. He has compiled a 19-46 record and an unexceptional .292 winning percentage as the man in charge.

Excluding two years with the Eagles under offensive-minded head coach Chip Kelly, Shurmur has found little success as an offensive coordinator. His offenses have ranked in the bottom 10 for points scored in seven separate seasons. Outside of those Kelly seasons, Shurmur has never been a part of an offense that finished better than 10th in scoring.

Shurmur is a veteran coach with deep ties and more than 20 years of experience in the league, but he'd be an underwhelming hire for the Commanders. At best, he could provide a steadying presence for an offense that had no shortage of drama in 2022. The Commanders controversially went back and forth between quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Taylor Heinicke throughout the season.

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