Shurmer compiled a dismal record of 9-23 through two seasons with the Giants, including a 4-12 mark in 2019, which ended with a 34-17 loss to the NFC East Division Champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He has four total seasons as a head coach, including two with the Cleveland Browns, and his 19-46 record gives him a winning percentage of .292, which is the seventh-lowest in NFL history. That span does also include one game as the interim head coach of the Eagles.
The Giants finished in fourth and third place in the East the past two seasons, earning top-six picks both times around, but never showing any growth. They will now look forward to finding their next head man, as Baylor head coach Matt Rhule reportedly leads the hunt early on for New York. Rhule did serve as an offensive coordinator with the Giants in 2012. New York has also requested to interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who will also interview with the Browns and Carolina Panthers. For a while now the NFC East has looked very winnable for all four teams, which adds to the pressure for the Giants to improve sooner rather than later in order to make a splash.