Former South Carolina QB Connor Shaw’s NFL career didn’t amount to much, though he did spend several years as a backup with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.
Now, though, he’s out of the league and will get his coaching career underway, as he has been hired by an FCS squad as an assistant.
According to Furman’s Twitter account, Shaw has been hired as the school’s tight ends coach for 2018 and beyond:
— Furman Football (@PaladinFootball) January 9, 2018
“Its an honor to join a staff of not only talented coaches but men of quality character,” said Shaw in a release from the school. “My family and I are excited for this new chapter and are thankful to be part of something special at Furman University!”
Shaw doesn’t have any experience as a tight end, but as a former quarterback, he does understand the job of a tight end and how the position fits in with the offense as a whole.
It’ll be interesting to see how Shaw’s career progresses from here, but the Paladins have a great former quarterback in the mix in the former Gamecock.