January 2018


Yahoo Sports is running down the best and worst moments from every franchise in the NFL. Joe Namath was “Broadway Joe” long before his first snap in the pros, long before the Jets advanced to Super Bowl III against the Baltimore Colts in 1968. The Colts were 18-point favorites in Super Bowl III, but that didn’t discourage Namath, who said, “We’re gonna win the game.

Eli Manning was originally drafted No. 1 overall by the San Diego Chargers, but was traded to the New York Giants when he said he would not play for San Diego. What are the best moments for each NFL franchise? In the 2004 draft, the San Diego Chargers owned the No. 1 overall pick and expected to draft Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning.

The New York Giants are hiring former Arizona Cardinals assistant coach James Bettcher to serve as their new defensive coordinator under head coach Pat Shurmur, according to multiple reports. Bruce Arians had hoped Bettcher would be named as his replacement as head coach of the Cardinals when Arians elected to retire at the end of the season.

After winning 14 games, including his first postseason victory with Minnesota and a second NFC North title in four years on the job, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has a team set up to sustain such success. Finding an offensive coordinator has become the top priority, following the departure of Pat Shurmur to become the head coach of the New York Giants. Then there's the matter of working with general manager Rick Spielman to identify a starting quarterback for 2018, with contracts scheduled to expire for Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater.

The Philadelphia Eagles are the first team since the 1990 New York Giants to reach a Super Bowl without a player totaling 1,000 scrimmage yards though running backs Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount and wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith have done so in the past.

The New York Giants hired Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as the 18th head coach in Giants history on Monday afternoon. Shurmur has a strong history of working with and developing quarterbacks. He succeeds Ben McAdoo, who was fired last month with four games remaining in a 3-13 season. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Shurmur received a five-year contract. The former Cleveland Browns head coach became available after the Vikings were shellacked 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night in Philadelphia. Shurmur opted after the game to avoid talking much about his future, saying there was "another time and place for that." "I want to thank [co-owners] John Mara

Minnesota Vikings offensive co-ordinator Pat Shurmur was hired as coach of the New York Giants on Monday, a day after his team was routed by Philadelphia in the NFL playoffs. Shurmur spent the past two seasons guiding the attack of the Vikings, who were one game from playing the Super Bowl in their home stadium before losing 38-7 at Philadelphia on Sunday, abruptly ending Shurmur's tenure at Minnesota.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. The Giants announced the hiring late Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Shurmur and the Vikings were beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC title game. The 52-year-old Shurmur replaces Ben McAdoo, who was fired in early December with the team mired with a 2-10 record and owners and fans upset with his handling of the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach. The Giants announced the hiring late Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Shurmur and the Vikings were beaten by the Eagles in the NFC title game. The 52-year-old Shurmur replaces Ben McAdoo, who was fired in early December with the team mired with a 2-10 record and owners and fans upset with his handling of the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

The New York Giants officially hired Pat Shurmur as head coach on Monday. Shurmur had been rumored as the club's top choice but was unable to accept the position until the Minnesota Vikings' season ended. Shurmur was offensive coordinator for the Vikings, who lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's NFC Championship game.

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