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Pat Shurmur: ‘I value a QB that can move around’

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Fire up the Kyler Murray-to-the-Giants speculation.

Pat Shurmur dropped a few breadcrumbs at the NFL combine Wednesday when he dismissed Murray’s less-than-ideal physical makeup as a negative in his projection.

“Quarterbacks come in all shapes and sizes,” Shurmur said. “I don’t know what’s too small. Russell Wilson is 5-foot-10.”

There’s a chance Murray could actually measure-in shorter than 5-10, which will absolutely cause teams to take a step back. But the recent success of short quarterbacks like Wilson and Baker Mayfield (not to mention Drew Brees) will serve as reference points for why Murray can succeed.

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And remember: Murray is a hell of an athlete. What he lacks in height he makes up for in ridiculous running ability.

“I value a quarterback that can move around,” said Shurmur.

If we take Shurmur at his word, then there’s no reason not to peg Murray to the Giants.

Imagine that offense? Murray, Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham? Wow. Just, wow.

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