The New York Giants have hired Mike Shula to serve as their offensive coordinator for the 2018-19 season. The hiring comes about a month after Shula was fired from his job as Carolina Panthers OC after 5 seasons in the position.
Last season, Carolina finished the season having scored the 12th most points scored (23.9 per game), 19th in total yards (327.3 per game), 28th in passing yards (192.3 per game) and an impressive 4th in rushing yards (131.4 per game). They ended up with an 11-5 record before being bounced by the Saints in the first round of the playoffs.
Shula played an instrumental role in guiding Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to the nice amount of success he’s had since he was drafted first overall in the 2011, including his 2015 MVP campaign. With Giants quarterback Eli Manning at 37-years-old and no longer very effective on the field, the Giants front office will likely place a heavy emphasis on Shula’s experience in training young quarterbacks and helping them prepare for stardom. New York is likely going to use their second overall pick in this year’s upcoming NFL draft in order to draft a quarterback, so this will certainly be a story to watch over as time moves forward.