Pat Shurmur

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
23 183-185-1 49.73% 11-9 55.00%

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Andy Reid, Steve Spagnuolo


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Career Summary

Pat Shurmur was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1999 to 2021, finishing his career as the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 183-185-1. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons, first with the Cleveland Browns. He led the Browns for two seasons, compiling a record of 9-23-0. He was fired from the Browns on Monday, December 31, 2012. His next head coaching stint was with the New York Giants from 2018 to 2019, as he led the team to a 9-23-0 record. He was fired from the Giants on Monday, December 30, 2019. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 18-46-0 across four seasons.

Career Awards

During his time as head coach and offensive coordinator he coached two players to award-winning seasons. As the head coach for the Giants Saquon Barkley won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. As the offensive coordinator for the Rams Sam Bradford won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Pat Shurmur Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Shurmur served as an assistant coach for Andy Reid, Steve Spagnuolo, Chip Kelly, Mike Zimmer, and Vic Fangio. Ten of these years were spent on Reid's coaching staff.

Personal Information

Shurmur was born on Wednesday, April 14, 1965 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

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Playing Career

Michigan State

Pat Shurmur played college football at Michigan State under head coach George J. Perles from 1983-1987. He played his freshman season on both sides of the ball, as a offensive guard and a linebacker. Injuries forced him to redshirt his second season. In his third year at Michigan State, he moved to center for the remainder of his career. His final season we was named a co-captain when Michigan State won their first outright Big Ten title since 1966 and defeated USC in the Rose Bowl. Shurmur was also named an honorable mention for the All-American team at the conclusion of the season. Shurmur tried to make the NFL, but went undrafted and was cut by the Green Bay Packers in training camp. =Coaching Career-

College Coaching

Michigan State

After graduation, Shurmur asked his former coach about joining the coaching staff at his alma mater. After spending two seasons as a graduate assistant (1988-89), he was hired on full-time as the tight ends coach and special teams coach. In addition to those roles, he also assisted on the offensive line. After the 1994 season in which the Spartans fired Perles due to various infractions, Michigan State hired Nick Saban who retained Shurmur. At the conclusion of the 1997 season, Shurmur left Michigan State after ten seasons of coaching.


Shurmur left his alma mater to coach for a single season at Stanford. In 1998, he coached the Cardinal's offensive line as Stanford finished the season 3-8. While the team struggled, the offensive line shined as they allowed the fewest sacks per pass attempt in the Pac-10.

NFL Coaching

Philadelphia Eagles

After his single season with Stanford, Shurmur utilized coaching connections from his uncle, Fritz Shurmur, to help secure a job with the Invalid Franchise ID. Reid had previously been coaching with the Green Bay Packers with Fritz Shurmur. Pat Shurmur first NFL position was coaching tight ends and the offensive line from 1999-2001. Starting in 2002, Shurmur moved to quarterbacks coach and helped guide quarterback Donovan McNabb to three Pro Bowl appearances. In his first season as quarterbacks coach, injuries forced the Eagles to use their third string quarterback, A.J. Feely for five games in which the Eagles went 4-1. 2004 saw McNabb break many franchise single-season records and became the first quarterback to throw more than 30 touchdown passes (31) with single-digit interceptions (8) in a season. Despite this success, the Eagles fell to the Patriots in the Super Bowl. In 2006, Shurmur had to work again with an injured McNabb, which led to backup quarterback Jeff Garcia starting as the team went 5-1 record in McNabb's absence to secure a playoff berth. After the 2008 season, in which the Eagles made another appearance in the NFC Championship game, Shurmur left the Eagles.

St. Louis Rams

After his tenure with the Eagles ended he spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the St. Louis Rams' offensive coordinator under new head coach Steve Spagnuolo. In 2010, Shurmur helped guide #1 draft pick Sam Bradford to one of the most prolific seasons by a rookie quarterback ever en route en route to Rookie of the Year honors. The team also posted a six-win improvement over the previous season, second largest in the league that season.

Cleveland Browns

After the 2010 season, the Cleveland Browns hired Shurmur as their new head coach. Shurmur oversaw an inexperienced team during his two years (2011-2012) with the franchise. All eight players in the 2011 draft saw playing time for the team, with three of them starting all 16 games which is the first time since 1983 that a team had three rookies start every game of the season. Shurmur was fired by the Browns at the conclusion of the 2012 season.

Philadelphia Eagles

In 2013, Shurmur was hired by new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to run the offense. In his second stint with the Eagles (and second time as offensive coordinator), the Eagles finished the season 10-6 and made the playoffs. The team repeated that record in 2014, but missed the playoffs. In the 2015 offseason, Kelly overhauled the Eagles roster, trading starting quarterback Nick Foles to the Rams for Sam Bradford among many of the trades made. This reunited Shurmur and Bradford, but the Eagles posted their worst record under Kelly. Kelly was fired before the end of the season and Shurmur was named the interim coach for the Eagles for their final game of the season.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2021 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 7-10-0 0-0
2020 Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
2019 New York Giants Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2018 New York Giants Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2017 Minnesota Vikings Offensive Coordinator 13-3-0 1-1
2016 Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2015 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 6-9-0 0-0
2015 Philadelphia Eagles Interim Head Coach 1-0-0 0-0
2014 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-0
2013 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
2012 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 5-11-0 0-0
2011 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 4-12-0 0-0
2010 St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
2009 St. Louis Rams Offensive Coordinator 1-15-0 0-0
2008 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 9-6-1 2-1
2007 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2006 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2005 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2004 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 13-3-0 2-1
2003 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2002 Philadelphia Eagles Quarterbacks Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2001 Philadelphia Eagles Tight Ends Coach 11-5-0 2-1
2000 Philadelphia Eagles Tight Ends Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1999 Philadelphia Eagles Tight Ends Coach 5-11-0 0-0
1998 Stanford Cardinal Offensive Line Coach 3-8-0
1997 Michigan State Spartans Offensive Line Coach / Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 7-5-0
1996 Michigan State Spartans Offensive Line Coach / Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 6-6-0
1995 Michigan State Spartans Offensive Line Coach / Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 6-5-1
1994 Michigan State Spartans Offensive Line Coach / Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 5-6-0
1993 Michigan State Spartans Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coach 6-6-0
1990 Michigan State Spartans Offensive Line Coach / Special Teams Coach 8-3-1
1989 Michigan State Spartans Graduate Assistant 8-4-0
1988 Michigan State Spartans Graduate Assistant 6-5-1

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Served as the interim coach for the Eagles after head coach Chip Kelly was fired after Week 16 in 2015.