The Vikings plan to interview former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, who was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles the past three seasons, for a position on their coaching staff, according to multiple reports.
Shurmur broke into the NFL as a tight ends and offensive line coach for the Eagles in 1999. He later coached quarterbacks for the Eagles before getting his first coordinator gig with the Rams from 2009 to 2010. He then was the head coach in Cleveland in 2011 and 2012, with the Browns going 9-23.
The Vikings are looking for a running backs coach after Kirby Wilson agreed to join the Browns yesterday. It is unclear if the Vikings are considering Shurmur for that position or if they have something else in mind.
In case you are wondering, coach Mike Zimmer said last week that he expected veteran offensive coordinator Norv Turner to be back in 2016. The 63-year-old is believed to be under contract through next season. His son, Scott, has been the quarterback coach here the past two seasons.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported that Shurmur will interview here. He added that three other teams have interest in Shurmur.