Kyle Shurmur, son of New York Giants head coach Pat, is included in the quarterback class of the 2019 NFL Draft.
This upcoming NFL Draft class includes some big names at the quarterback position. The class consists of guys such as Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, Duke QB Daniel Jones, along with Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray.
Kyle was the quarterback for Vanderbilt this past season and has been for the past four years. He holds the school record for the most touchdown passes in a career with 64 and most passing yards in a career with 8,865.
Last week, both guys in the Shurmur clan spent time at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kyle was asked at the combine what it would be like to be drafted by the organization his father coaches for.
“I’d be grateful for any opportunity I get,” Kyle said, per Dan Salomone of giants.com. “Obviously, that would be a unique situation. But any opportunity I get, I’ll be appreciative for.”
Pat was asked to give a scouting report on Kyle when he spoke to the media last Wednesday.
“The Vanderbilt quarterback,” Pat said. “Well, I’m extremely proud of him. He’s made great decisions. He did an excellent job in high school giving himself the opportunity to go to a place like Vanderbilt, graduated in three and a half years, helped them win games. He’s a good player.”
Big Blue may look for a quarterback in the first round. Understanding just that, Kyle understands he seemingly won’t get drafted by them. Despite bringing Eli Manning back for 2019, they need a guy to sit and learn behind him for a year and eventually take over as the starter in 2020.
Kyle not being selected by the Giants won’t affect his relationship with his father in any way, either.
“My dad, everyone thinks he wants me to be a great quarterback; I think he wants me to be a great person first and foremost,” Kyle said. “And I think that’s a foundation for a great quarterback. I think establishing my morals and just being a father first, he’s been a great father my whole life. That is really the foundation of it.”