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Pat Shurmur seems ‘resigned to his fate’ as Giants head coach

The Giants head coach is a likely candidate to be fired and he seems to be accepting that.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman talks with New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur during training camp on July 26 2019 at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Giants’ season has been a disaster for the most part, and while they’ve been able to assess rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, not much has gone right. The problems are likely going to cost some jobs, and it could go all the way up to the general manager.

Head coach Pat Shurmur has been on the hot seat for much of the season, and it sounds like he is somewhat resigned to his fate. Shurmur spoke to the media following the team’s Monday Night Football loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was not overly optimistic about his prospects.

Shurmur is 7-22 in two seasons with the Giants, and nothing indicates this situation will get better. Injuries have been a big problem, but that kind of record is not going to get you much of an excuse.

The Giants have three games remaining, and Shurmur will likely last to the final Sunday, and that’s it. The Giants could fire him before then, but at this point in the season, there’s little to be gained. They can’t do a significant evaluation of a potential in-house candidate in three weeks, so they might as well stick with the status quo and use the time to evaluate the roster itself.

Of course, that evaluation could cost Dave Gettleman his job given what people are saying around the league. The problem that creates is bringing in a new general manager AND head coach and telling them they have to work with a first round pick quarterback they did not select. Things just a little bit messy in New Jersey.