Giants Firing Pat Shurmur, Browns Firing Freddie Kitchens
The Giants are firing Pat Shurmur and the Browns are firing Freddie Kitchens.
Heading into the last regular season Sunday of the NFL schedule, Black Monday is suddenly within sight.
Multiple coaches are on the verge of facing a reckoning for their disappointing 2019 campaigns, and two names stand ahead of all others.
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, Shurmur is likely out after today’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I think Pat Shurmur is going to be out,” Glazer said.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 29, 2019
Glazer’s assessment was backed up by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network.
Garafolo reported that “based on the conversations” he has had with people the Giants are unlikely to retain their head coach.
The @NFLGameDay Notebook with @MikeGarafolo: How much should we expect from #Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch, #Giants coach Pat Shurmur likely out, the #Vikings, #Texans and #Bills are resting starters, and #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will take his players’ temperature on a new coach. pic.twitter.com/cMvi685IYN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2019
ESPN’s Chris Mortenson also said on Sunday that he did not foresee Shurmur returning.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 29, 2019
Heading into the Eagles game, the Giants are 4-11 on the season. In two seasons with the team Shurmur has put together a 9-22 record.
The Giants fired Shurmur’s predecessor, Bob McAdoo, after two seasons for going 13-15.
Along with Shurmur, Kitchens will also likely get the boot after Sunday’s Cincinnati Bengals game.
According to Mike Lombardi of The Athletic, the Browns are going to make some big changes heading into 2020.
“Two NFL sources told me last night that they expect more than just a head coaching change in Cleveland,” he tweeted out.
“2020 will be interesting.”
Two NFL sources told me last night that they expect more than just a head coaching change in Cleveland. 2020 will be interesting.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) December 28, 2019
Shurmur and Kitchens are not the only coaches on the chopping block over the next 24 hours.
Doug Marrone of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys are also reportedly on the outs.