No. 2: Pat Shurmur, New York Giants
When head coach Pat Shurmur took over the New York Giants at the start of 2018, the team was ushering in a pretty notable transition.
Dave Gettleman had taken over as general manager, former head coach McAdoo was out and the team was starting to transition away from veterans like quarterback Eli Manning.
Except things got weird. Gettleman grabbed Daniel Jones to replace Manning under center far too early in this year’s NFL Draft, traded away it’s star receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., despite saying it wouldn’t happen. And the team under Shurmur has notably regressed as a result.
So it’s not entirely Shurmur’s fault he’s on the NFL hot seat. But he is, and one could make the argument Gettleman is, too, when considering this excerpt from NFL.com’s Nick Shook:
"The New York Giants are playing with a rookie quarterback at the controls and are predictably 2-10 with one month left. Little of that is surprising. But ineptitude or irrelevance doesn’t fly in New York for very long without significant change. That brings us to the question: Is Pat Shurmur’s job safe? … Simply, the explanations aren’t enough. Falling from 5-11 in Year One to 2-10 in Year Two with four games to play is the opposite direction in which ownership expects a new regime to travel."
It sounds as if Giants ownership could be clearing house very soon, and that process could easily start before Week 17 if the two-win G-Men continue to falter in embarrassing fashion each week.
Yes, Shurmur is most definitely on the NFL hot seat.