The Seattle Seahawks will have a new offensive coordinator next season. On Tuesday the Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer after three seasons with the team according to Adam Schefter . This move comes after the Seahawks scored the most points in team history during the season.
Brian Schottenheimer Fired by Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have parted ways with Brian Schottenheimer after he spent the past three seasons with the team. The Seahawks made a statement on the decision to move on from Schottenheimer.
“Brian Schottenheimer is a fantastic person and coach and we thank him for the last three years. Citing philosophical differences, we have parted ways.”
For the 2020 season the Seahawks were eighth in the league in scoring after averaging 28.7 points per game. However, they were just 17th in the league in total offense with an average of 369.5 yards per game.
The offense was very good in the first half of the season and it helped the team set a record for the most scored in a season. But the offense fell off the second half of the season. They averaged over 33 points per game during the first eight games of the season. However, that side of the ball struggled during the latter half of the season as they only averaged around 23 points per game in their final eight games. The team was unable to generate big plays late in the season after being one of the best at doing just that to start the year.
The Seahawks will now look to find a new offensive coordinator. According to Mike Garafolo, Shane Steichen is expected to be on the Seahawks list for the offensive coordinator job. Also, Josina Anderson tweeted that the Seahawks may consider Pep Hamilton for the offensive coordinator job. The Seahawks are looking to run the football more so that will be a big factor on who they hire.