The New York Giants were denied permission to interview and hire Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski as their offensive coordinator,Authentic LeSean McCoy Jersey, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Pat Shurmur, who was the offensive coordinator in Minnesota before leaving for New York,Stefanski was recently passed over for the Vikings offensive coordinator job. The Giants and their new coach,Authentic Jim Kelly Jersey, had been waiting for several weeks to see how things panned out with Stefanski and the Vikings. It didn't turn out in their favor.
but the Vikings decided to deny that reunion,Womens LeSean McCoy Jersey, a somewhat surprising outcome given Shurmur's relationship with the organization and Stefanski losing out to former Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for the OC position. The Giants now remain without an offensive coordinator. Some possible candidates that have been mentioned in recent weeks are former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley,Stefanski and Shurmur were known to have a strong working relationship, who also has a previous working relationship with Shurmur.
The Eagles could also deny the Giants permission to speak with Staley. He remains under contract with Philadelphia, according to a source.
and their offensive coordinator,Womens Jim Kelly Jersey, Frank Reich,Womens Julio Jones Jersey,The Eagles recently lost their quarterbacks coach, is in the running for the Indianapolis Colts head-coaching job.
The offensive coordinator job with the Giants does not include playcalling duties. Shurmur intends to call plays in New York,Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey, much as he did for most of the past two seasons in Minnesota.
35, would have had playcalling duties as the Vikings' offensive coordinator. Instead,Authentic Devonta Freeman Jersey,Stefanski, he will remain a part of Mike Zimmer's coaching staff for at least one more year as they decide how to proceed at the quarterback position.
an impending free agent,Shurmur and Stefanski helped the Vikings get the most out of backup Case Keenum this past season. Keenum, threw 22 touchdown passes and seven interceptions after taking over as the starter for Sam Bradford.
He would have had increased responsibility with the Giants,Womens Christian McCaffrey Jersey, most notably putting together the weekly offensive game plans.
the son of Memphis Grizzlies executive vice president Ed Stefanski,Authentic Julio Jones Jersey,Stefanski,Womens Devonta Freeman Jersey, was believed to be Shurmur's top choice.
Shurmur does have most of his staff together with the Giants. Two holes remain at offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.