As Rams executives plan the logistics of moving an NFL franchise across the country, there are football decisions to be made, including the hiring of a new offensive coordinator, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Pat Shurmur, who held that job for the Rams in 2009-10, is being considered for a return, according to a report Tuesday. CBS Sports said the Rams would like to interview Shurmur, who spent the past three seasons as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator and served as the Eagles’ interim coach for the final game of 2015, after the firing of Chip Kelly.
The Rams fired first-year coordinator Frank Cignetti in December, before the end of the season and at a time when their total offense ranked 31st in the NFL.
Shurmur, 50, received mostly positive reviews during his two seasons with the Rams, and in January 2011, Cleveland hired him away to be its coach but fired him after two seasons and a 9-23 record.
Shurmur then went to Philadelphia in 2013 and remains on the Eagles’ staff, but Doug Pederson has been hired as the Eagles’ coach. According to reports, he is expected to name former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich to that position with Philadelphia.