Colts' Brian Schottenheimer expected to be named Seahawks OC

Marco Green
January 14, 2018

The Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell this week.

When many Georgia medai types and fans heard the news, they were fairly surprised that an National Football League team gave Schottenheimer another chance at running an offense.

Schottenheimer is reportedly going to be the next offensive coordinator for the Seahawks, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Rapoport reported Saturday that Seattle head coach Pete Carroll called Schottenheimer and offered him the job. Brian is Marty's son.

The Georgia offense plummeted in its one year under Schottenheimer.

Schefter noted Seahawks general manager John Schneider worked with Marty Schottenheimer with the Washington Redskins during the 2001 season.

Brian Schottenheimer, born October 16, 1973, played quarterback at Florida, where he was the backup to Heisman Trophy victor Danny Wuerffel as a senior in 1996.

That led to the OC's job with the Jets in 2006 under Eric Mangini, with Schottenheimer staying on when Mangini was replaced by Rex Ryan in 2009. The offense fell from 8th in scoring offense in Mike Bobo's final year to 85th under Schottenheimer. He also served as offensive coordinator with the St. Louis Rams from 2012-14 with decidedly less success before taking a similar position at the University of Georgia in 2015.

Schottenheimer has always been regarded as one of the best coaches on the Colts' staff since he arrived in 2016 to be the quaarterbacks coach.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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