Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is a polarizing figure among Seahawks fans, because some believe that he is a great offensive coordinator, whereas others believe he is subpar and is holding back the offense a bit. Bevell is touted in league circles as a creative offensive play-caller who could make the jump as a head coach in the NFL. While I think Bevell is a very good offensive coordinator, I’m definitely not sold on his ability to be a head coach.
Regardless, other teams evidently believe that Bevell has what it takes to be a good head coach in this league, and there are numerous teams interested in hiring Bevell to fill their head coaching vacancy. The Minnesota Vikings have already sent a request to the Seahawks asking to interview their former offensive coordinator, and the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports, citing a source, that the Washington Redskins have submitted a request to interview Bevell as well.
The Redskins have cleaned up house, and the next head coach would have the ability to hire whichever staff members they please. However, the Redskins are going to leave all personnel decisions up to GM Bruce Allen, because they don’t want to repeat the Mike Shanahan disaster that transpired over the year (though owner Dan Snyder definitely shouldn’t escape blame).
Bevell is going to continue to rack up interest among teams, and this won’t be the last interview request submitted to the Seahawks for him. It’s important to note that Bevell really likes the Seahawks organization, so there are no guarantees that he will end up with a head coaching gig, even if teams really want him. The Seahawks could also lose defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who reportedly has an interview lined up with the Vikings as well.