August 26, 2014

NFL Rumors: Heckert, Shurmur Could Be Reunited With Andy Reid In Arizona

Mike Jurecki, a talk show host and reporter out of Phoenix, is reporting that not only are the Cardinals closing in on hiring former Eagles head coach Andy Reid for their head coaching opening, but they are looking at former Browns general manager Tom Heckert for their general manager vacancy as well. There’s one other nugget too: Pat Shurmur might be reuniting with Heckert sooner rather than later.

Heckert, you will recall, spent nine years in Philadelphia in various positions, while Shurmur was there for ten seasons as a tight ends and quarterbacks coach under Reid.

Jason La Canfora also supports these rumors and adds that Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress could be headed there as a quarterbacks coach.

However, not so fast, says Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.

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  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Is it weird that I think this could actually work? I still like Heckert, Reid is okay, and Shurmur is reduced to being Andy Reid’s non-playcalling sidekick.

  • mgbode

    good luck to them wherever they may land

  • cmm13

    So Heckert, Reid, Shurmur and Kolb…. sounds familiar.

  • Pim Scutney

    Doesn’t make any sense for Heckert to go to Arizona. Reid is going to have final personnel say wherever he winds up, and given his solid track record here, Heckert can probably command the same from one of the other open GM jobs. No reason to take a demotion and go back to being Reid’s underling (unless he really wants to & likes working with Reid, I suppose).

    As for Shurmur, designing game plans and having Reid call the plays is probably the best gig he’s going to get. It’s not like he’s had much success as a play caller either here or in St. Louis.