Report: Seahawks offer offensive coordinator job to Bevell

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 7:38 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A report from ESPN Wednesday evening says that former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has been offered the same position with the Seahawks.

Seattle parted ways with offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates following their 35-24 loss to the Bears in the divisional round of the playoffs. Head coach Pete Carroll reportedly focused on Bevell, who flew into Seattle on Tuesday for a two-day meeting with Carroll.

Bevell served as the Vikings' offensive coordinator the past five years but was not welcomed back by new head coach Leslie Frazier, who hired ex-Falcons assistant head coach/QB coach Bill Musgrave to be Minnesota's offensive coordinator on Wednesday.

Bevell was closely tied to former Vikings coach Brad Childress and former QB Brett Favre, whom he also coached in Green Bay.

The way we see it

Bevell is a proven play-caller whose Vikings offense ranked fifth overall in 2009 before dropping to 23rd in ’10. He has a solid reputation for working well with quarterbacks, and has past experience working with Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck from their time together in Green Bay.