The Minnesota Vikings have reportedly decided to add Pat Shurmur to their coaching staff, making him the second coaching addition to the team this offseason as Tony Sparano was the first. Shurmur was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 and is also a former head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
#Vikings have hired Pat Shurmur, according to a league source.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 24, 2016
The details of Shurmur’s official coaching title have not yet been released to the public but it will definitely be on the offensive side of the ball. For an offense that ranked 29th in the NFL in total yards per game, it does not come as a shock that the Vikings would bring in someone new to try and improve the unit.
VT’s own Austin Belilse has also received confirmation that the Shurmur hiring will not cause any other changes to the team’s coaching staff. Minnesota still has an opening to fill for their running backs coach position as it is assumed that Shurmur will not be assigned that role since he has never held that title for a team during his career as a coach in the NFL.