Steve Trevelise makes his pick for the next NY Jets head coach
Who will be announced as the new head coach of the New York Jets?
Even before Rex Ryan was fired, there’s been speculation over who would replace him. If someone asked me who I thought would make a good replacement, I'd throw out the name of Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.
As a quarterback coach for the Eagles from 2002-08, Shurmur helped develop Donovan McNabb, who now holds nearly every Eagles career passing record.
As offensive coordinator for the St Louis Rams from 2009-2010, working with Sam Bradford, the number one draft choice He guided St. Louis’ offense to improvements in nearly every category including total yards, time of possession and third-down percentage, while they also scored 114 more points than the previous year. In addition, the Rams committed just 21 turnovers in 2010, tied for the ninth-lowest total in the NFL.
This led to Shurmur's first head coaching job in Cleveland where he had two bad seasons but many felt he never get a fair shake.
That led Shurmur back to Philadelphia and the NFL flavor of the month Chip Kelly who hired Shurmur to be his offensive coordinator. Shurmur helped Nick Foles to a 27 touchdown 2 int season in 2013.
Shurmur’s interviewing in Oakland today and he has a good chance to get it, but if you ask me who I think would be the perfect fit for the Jets, the buck stops at Shurmur.
As for the jettisoned Rex Ryan, can you think of a better place than Rex Ryan landing with the Chicago Bears, where his father was a former defensive coordinator? It may be the perfect fit.