Seahawks Likely to Hire Coach Brian Schottenheimer as New Offensive Coordinator

  • Seahawks Likely to Hire Coach Brian Schottenheimer as New Offensive Coordinator

Seahawks Likely to Hire Coach Brian Schottenheimer as New Offensive Coordinator

Schottenheimer is the son of longtime National Football League head coach Marty Schottenheimer, who coached the Cleveland Browns, Chiefs, Chargers, and Redskins.

Schottenheimer is reportedly going to be the next offensive coordinator for the Seahawks, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN. Seahawks general manager John Schneider worked in the front offices of the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins while the elder Schottenheimer was coaching those teams.

Jets fans know Schottenheimer well from his days as the team's offensive coordinator, though he wasn't exactly a hit in East Rutherford. He spent the last two seasons as the quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis. He also held that job with the Rams back from 2012 to 2014.

Now he's in charge of another offense, this time looking to correct a Seattle unit that's seen it's fair share of turnover since the season ended.

Schottenheimer will effectively replacement Darrell Bevell after a seven-year tenure with the Seahawks on head coach Pete Carroll.

For his sake, Schottenheimer best hope his Seahawks offense performs better than his Jets teams. The offense fell from 8th in scoring offense in Mike Bobo's final year to 85th under Schottenheimer. Quarterback Russell Wilson led the team in rushing this season with 586 yards while no tailback produced more than 250. Georgia also went from 30th in total offense to 83rd under Schotteneheimer. Seattle was No. 1 in both second-half yards per game (196.5) and second-half points per game (14.19). Jeremy Bates was sacked after one season in that role, leading to Bevell's hiring in 2011.