Reports: The New York Giants are making a head coaching change

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After two seasons, the Giants have decided to part ways with head coach Pat Shurmur, according to Ian Rapoport. Adam Schefter is now also reporting the same.

Heading into the final weekend, Ian Rapoport shared that ownership was split on the future of Shurmur, but yesterday's loss against the Eagles to drop them to 4-12 evidently tipped the scales.

Shurmur has been in the NFL since 1999, and spent four seasons as a head coach - two with the Giants and two seasons (2011-12) with the Browns. In each of those four seasons with two different franchises he failed to eclipse the 5-win mark.

As a head coach at those two stops, including a one-game stint as the interim head coach in Philadelphia in 2015, Shurmur was 19-45 heading into the final week of the 2019 regular season.

Shurmur came to New York after a few seasons with the Vikings, where he first started off coaching the tight ends in 2015 before moving to interim offensive coordinator after Norv Turner's resignation, and was eventually promoted to the team's permanent offensive play caller heading into the 2017 season. That year, with the offense under his guidance, he was named NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.

With Shurmur's dismissal, the past two Giants head coaches have both lasted just two seasons each, with Ben McAdoo leading the team to an 11-5 finish in 2016 before a disastrous drop to 2-10 the following year led to the team relieving him of his duties.

A young offensive nucleus led by running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones should make this an attractive job for guys in one of the countries top media markets.

The organization now embarks on their third head coaching search in the last five years.

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