It's taking longer than anticipated for the New York Giants to fill their coaching staff.
Like Wilson before him, Stefanski can let the expiration date come on his contract, which likely has one more season to go. The Vikings, therefore, can decide whether or not to allow Stefanski permission to interview with another team.
The Vikings offer a solid foundation, albeit for one huge question mark under Stefanski's nose at quarterback, for which the coach to make another case for a promotion.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was the Vikings' offensive coordinator before being hired to succeed Ben McAdoo. Shurmur and Stefanski worked together in Minnesota in 2016-17. His stock was pretty high after Case Keenum's 14-win season, and soared in NY once Shurmur was hired.
At this point on the calendar, many qualified candidates have already been taken off the market. Especially after losing offensive coordinator Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo off of a Super Bowl-winning staff. He had been the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. Bevell is also linked to the Indianapolis Colts' vacant offensive coordinator position. He spent four seasons in Philadelphia, where his limited National Football League action was primarily on special teams.
Shula, however, will not be calling plays with the Giants. He would be an intriguing candidate despite having no experience working with quarterbacks. Shula joins Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who was abruptly fired by Panthers owner Jerry Richardson last July a week before the start of training camp. But he has never juggled both roles at the same time.
Also last month, the 49ers reportedly prevented the Titans from interviewing a rising young coach in DeMeco Ryans, who only has one season down as a defensive quality control coach.
The Giants introduced Shurmur as their head coach on January 22. The next coordinator has to know what he is doing.