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.
Pat Shurmur seemed resigned to his fate Monday for first time. Asked if he expects to finish out season, he replied: “Yeah, I do. We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we.” Then Shurmur cracked a rare joke about being asked the tough questions.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 10, 2019
Expectations around the league are that Shurmur won’t survive this mess and GM Dave Gettleman is also in trouble.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) December 10, 2019
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.