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Vikings OC Pat Shurmur wins PFWA assistant coach of the year award

By Matthew Coller

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been awarded Assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.

Despite losing his starting quarterback for all but six quarters this season, Shurmur guided the Vikings to a 10th place finish in scoring and 11th in total yards.

Shurmur’s efforts with be rewarded with a head coaching job. NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants will hire Shurmur when the season ends.

Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman made strong arguments for Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year, but the PFWA gave Rams coach Sean McVay and Eagles VP Howie Roseman top honors.

The PFWA has selected @RamsNFL Sean McVay as NFL Coach of the Year, @Eagles VP Howie Roseman as NFL Executive of the Year and @Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.

— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 18, 2018

The post Vikings OC Pat Shurmur wins PFWA assistant coach of the year award appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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