Shurmur was activated from the practice squad COVID list prior to being released by Washington on Tuesday.
Analysis: The quarterback entered league COVID protocols Dec. 30, but he was released Tuesday after being activated from the practice squad reserve/COVID-19 list. Shurmur has still yet to make his NFL debut after going undrafted in 2019.
Jan 4, 2022 4:25 PM EST
Washington placed Shurmur (undisclosed) on the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.
Analysis: It's not yet clear whether Shurmur has tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll be forced to spend some time away from the team. A timetable for his return hasn't been established.
Dec 30, 2021 9:12 AM EST
Washington reverted Shurmur to their practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Shurmur was elevated for Week 15 as Washington's top two quarterback options were sidelined in COVID-19 protocols. Expect Shurmur to stay on Washington's practice squad for the remainder of the season barring any injuries to Taylor Heinicke or Kyle Allen.
Dec 22, 2021 6:43 PM EST
Washington elevated Shurmur from its practice squad ahead of Tuesday's game against the Eagles.
Analysis: Shurmur has yet to take his first NFL regular-season snaps, but he'll at least dress as the Football Team's backup quarterback for the Week 15 contest after neither Taylor Heinicke (illness) nor Kyle Allen (illness) were cleared to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Though Shurmur has been in the Washington organization since September, the Football Team will turn to the more experienced Garrett Gilbert to make the spot start in place of Heinicke. Gilbert was just signed off the Patriots' practice squad Friday, so if he struggles early on against the Eagles, Washington could be compelled to give him the quick hook in favor of Shurmur.
Dec 21, 2021 1:36 PM EST
Shurmur and Garrett Gilbert could be options to start at quarterback in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia with both Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Shurmur has been on Washington's practice squad throughout the year, while Gilbert was with the Patriots' practice squad before signing with Washington on Friday. It sounds like Gilbert's NFL experience may win out over Shurmur's familiarity with the playbook, and there's also perhaps some chance of either Heinicke or Allen being cleared by Tuesday. Allen was placed on the COVID list Wednesday, with Heinicke then joining him two days later.
Dec 17, 2021 4:01 PM EST
Shurmur signed with Washington's practice squad Monday.
Analysis: Shurmur was unable to secure a role with the Bengals during camp after he joined the team on a futures deal in January. However, he'll provide additional depth at quarterback for Washington since Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) is slated to miss time. While Taylor Heinicke figures to serve as the interim starter with Kyle Allen available as a backup, Shurmur will be available if the team's quarterbacks encounter additional injuries.
Sep 13, 2021 8:02 AM EST
The Bengals signed Shurmur to a reserve/future contract Monday.
Analysis: The 24-year-old is the son of Broncos' offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. The Vanderbilt product will compete for a backup role behind Joe Burrow (knee) in 2021. Brandon Allen and Ryan Finley are both favorites for the job after starting over Shurmur this year.
Jan 4, 2021 12:14 PM EST
The Bengals signed Shurmur to the practice squad Thursday.
Analysis: Shurmer has spent time with the Chiefs and Broncos already in his young career, and the rookie out of Vanderbilt will now get a chance to grow in Cincinnati. With Joe Burrow (knee) out for the year and Brandon Allen (knee) looking uncertain for Week 15, it's possible that Shurmer gets a chance to join the active roster in an emergency capacity.
Dec 17, 2020 2:41 PM EST
Shurmur signed with Denver on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Shurmur's most recent NFL experience comes from his time with Kansas City's practice squad, but now he'll join a Broncos team that Sunday became the first team in 55 years to start a non-QB under center, per the Elias Sports Bureau. A rash of COVID-19 disqualifications to Denver's QB room left practice squad call-up -- and recent wide receiver -- Kendall Hinton as the starting option Week 12 against New Orleans. Shurmur could possibly be thrust into action Week 13 in Kansas City, but starter Drew Lock tested negative for the virus Sunday after being considered a high-risk close contact to Jeff Driskel. Broncos offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur, is Kyle's father.
Nov 30, 2020 3:04 PM EST
The Chiefs waived Shurmur on Monday, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Shurmur spent time with the Chiefs during the 2019 offseason, and he rejoined the practice squad in November, but he now looks to have been beaten out for the No. 3 role by Jordan Ta'amu. The former Vanderbilt signal-caller will explore options for a similar depth role elsewhere in the league.
Apr 27, 2020 3:45 PM EST
Shurmur signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction report.
Analysis: Shurmur spent time with the Chiefs during the preseason before eventually being cut ahead of Week 1. The former-Vanderbilt quarterback returned to Kansas City's practice squad in November, where he spent the remainder of the season. With veterans Chad Henne and Matt Moore slated to become free agents, Shurmur could get a ton of valuable reps this offseason.
Feb 4, 2020 7:49 PM EST
Coach Andy Reid suggested Friday that Shurmur could be in store for a promotion from the practice squad to the Chiefs' 53-man roster ahead of the team's Oct. 27 game against the Packers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: With Patrick Mahomes likely to miss multiple weeks after dislocating his kneecap in Thursday's 30-6 win over the Broncos, the Chiefs are down to Matt Moore as the only healthy signal-caller on their roster. While Kansas City may still work out some free-agent quarterbacks over the next few days, Reid's comments imply some level of faith in Shurmur, an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt. If he does receive a promotion, Shurmur would likely only provide depth behind Moore rather than representing serious threat to the starting job while Mahomes is out.
Oct 18, 2019 10:29 AM EST
Shurmer has found a home on the Chiefs' practice squad.
Analysis: Shurmur will serve as organizational depth behind star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Matt Moore with Chad Henne having been placed on injured reserve Sunday.
Sep 2, 2019 9:25 PM EST
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