Darrell Bevell, most recently of the Seattle Seahawks, might be the New York Giants’ offensive coordinator next season. Then again, he might not be. Same with Duce Staley, the running backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
It might be someone else entirely — someone we haven’t really considered. Here are a few possibilities. Let’s not call them “candidates” because these names are speculative, not based on inside information.
Ryan Day — Day was at Ohio State last season as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and is set to be the full-fledged offensive coordinator in 2018. Day was Eagles’ quarterbacks coach in 2015 when Shurmur was offensive coordinator. He also held that job with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. He is 38, and played quarterback at New Hampshire when Chip Kelly was offensive coordinator there. He has coached at several colleges, including Temple and Boston College.
Mark Whipple — The 60-year-old Whipple has been head coach at UMass since 2014. He was the quarterbacks coach for Shurmur with the Cleveland Browns in 2011 and 2012. Would he want to leave a head-coaching job to return to the NFL as an assistant? I really have no idea, but the connection to Shurmur makes him worth mentioning.
Harold Goodwin — Was offensive coordinator for Bruce Arians with the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-17, in a similar non-play calling role to what the Giants are offering with Shurmur expected to call plays. Was an offensive line coach prior to that, and moved with Arians from the Indianapolis Colts after the 2012 season. He was not retained by new head coach Steve Wilks.
Mike Shula — The connection between Shula and the Giants is via general manager Dave Gettleman. Shula was offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers from 2013-17, during Gettelman’s tenure as GM there. He was let go in a coaching staff shakeup this offseason. Shula was head coach at Alabama from 2003-2006, was offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-1999 and has also been an assistant coach for the Dolphins, Bears and Jaguars.
Pep Hamilton — Currently serving as assistant head coach and passing game coordinator at Michigan. Hamilton was offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts from 2013-2015, and assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2016. The 43-year-old has been coaching since 1997. Hamilton recently appeared to get a promotion at Michigan. There is no known connection between Hamilton and the Giants.