Pat Shurmur Reportedly Returning To Philadelphia As Offensive Coordinator

Chip Kelly in the words of Ricky Bobby wants to go fast. In a head-scratcher for us fans recently released from the offensive reign of Pat Shurmur as head coach, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed Shurmur to be the team’s offensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

For a first time head coach like Kelly, it’s important to have experienced coordinators who may even have some head coaching experience to help the coach along. Shurmur went 9-23 in his two seasons in Cleveland and was fired following the team’s season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a 24-10 loss. Prior to that, he was the offensive coordinator in St. Louis for two seasons with quarterback Sam Bradford after being the Eagles’ quarterback coach under Andy Reid from 2002-2008 and tight ends coach from 1999-2001.

Kelly, you will recall, interviewed with the Browns, Bills, and Eagles for their head coaching opening prior to originally deciding to remain at Oregon before changing his mind and heading to Philadelphia.

Shurmur had reportedly talked to the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets about their offensive coordinator vacancies as well.

Related: Chud, Norv, Horton, and Lombardi: The Future’s In Their Hands

  • Uncle Jesse

    The drama that goes along with being a Browns fan is incredible. Everything in the world points to this not working. Except it will. Of course it will. Why wouldn’t it?

  • 216in614

    I can honestly say I’d rather have Cleveland’s coaching staff right now.

  • BigDawg703

    Chip Kelly’s NFL career will be tainted with #progress and #battling every Sunday for at least the next two years.
    Goodbye Speed option, hello West Toast Offense.

  • Mike

    I’m sure Chip Kelly will be overwhelmingly enamored with Pat Shurmur’s 5 yard cross routes on 3rd and 12.

  • SDA

    Is this a a joke? gotta be. Maybe that’s why Banner didn’t hire Kelly …. he wanted Shurmur LOL

  • Bryan

    Chud brings in Norv and Farmer. Kelly brings in the Shurmanator. Maybe we lost the battle but won the war?

    Overall, I can say I am happy with the Browns moves, especially if Lombardi turns the corner and does good work. He is the only guy I worry about.

  • CB Everett

    For the Eagles, it’s one step forward (Kelly) and two steps back (Shurmur). Maybe they felt like Chipper’s offense might be too high octane for the NFL, and they needed to water it down a bit?

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  • NoVA Buckeye

    Kelly is #battling really hard right now

  • ch

    Two things and a comment;

    1. Do you think Kelly was telling the Browns he wanted Shurmur and the Browns refused?

    2. Do you think Chip Kelly’s newness and possibly dominating personality scared off virtually all other OC/DC’s out there?

    We got Chud and Norv (two experienced guys calling plays)… they have Kelly (no NFL experience) and Shurmur (no NFL experience, lol)

    Not looking so gloomy now.

  • James

    oh they must have seen his amazing play call ability *sarcasm*

  • jimkanicki

    i’m checking snopes on this one..

  • historycat

    Wow, for once we’d rather not be someone else. This is an odd feeling for us.

  • Porckchop

    So the guy who needs timeouts plus penalty stoppages in order to have enough time to get a play in, is in charge of the offense for a guy who wants to use as little play clock as possible….

    Wonder if Lurie owned a NASCAR team would he head down to Amish country to look for a driver?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    This is funnier then Derek Anderson resigning with the Browns.

  • gct

    Chip Kelly played Cleveland and Joe Banner sucks and Mike Lombardi is horrible and PHILLY JUST HIRED PAT SHURMUR SO SHUT UP.

  • mgbode

    One of my reservations with chip was if he could assemble a staff. I guess it’s not as easy as chud made it look.

  • ToxicToast

    I see Shurmur being a glorified consultant in this role. Nick Foles is set to be the Eagles’ QB next year and I think Kelly is smart enough to know he’ll need to adapt his offensive style to the NFL at least somewhat. Enter Shurmur.

  • Joseph Fedorko

    I can hear the headset conversations now … “Here’s the play!” “Sounds good, Chip!”

  • Henry Brown

    So basically nobody else in the NFL wanted to be on that staff.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Dear Philly Fans,


    Browns Fans

    (Now watch it work out)

  • Vindictive_Pat

    where you been hc? This is the first comment I’ve seen from you in a while (although admittedly, I could have just missed them).