Brian Schottenheimer, the Seattle Seahawks‘ offensive coordinator since 2018, was fired by the group Tuesday evening. The motion comes three days after Seattle’s wild-card playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Schottenheimer had served as Seattle’s offensive coordinator since 2018. And whereas the Seahawks’ offense loved appreciable success throughout that span, the unit appeared to hit a wall through the second half of the 2020 season. Seattle failed to achieve 300 whole yards of their remaining three video games of the season and gained simply 278 whole yards in Saturday’s 30-20 loss to Los Angeles.
“Brian Schottenheimer is a improbable individual and coach and we thank him for the final three years,” the Seahawks mentioned in a press release. “Citing philosophical variations, now we have parted methods.”
Whereas two of his greatest statistical seasons got here underneath Schottenheimer, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson appeared to regress through the remaining 12 video games of the 2020 season, together with the group’s wild-card defeat. In Seattle’s first 5 video games, Wilson averaged 300 passing yards per recreation whereas finishing 72.8% of his passes. He additionally threw 19 touchdowns towards simply three interceptions whereas main Seattle to a 5-0 begin.
Over the past 12 video games, Wilson averaged simply 240 passing yards per recreation whereas finishing 65.4% of his throws. He threw 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and Seattle posted a 7-5 report.
The announcement of Schottenheimer’s departure got here simply hours after the Seahawks introduced an extension with basic supervisor John Schneider by the 2027 draft. Schneider’s major focus will now be on discovering his subsequent offensive coordinator.
The 47-year-old Schottenheimer has spent 12 seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator. He spent his first six seasons on the job in New York, serving to the Jets attain consecutive AFC title video games in 2009 and in 2010. He served because the St. Louis Rams’ offensive coordinator from 2012-2014 earlier than spending one season as Georgia’s offensive coordinator. He returned to the NFL because the Indianapolis Colts‘ quarterbacks coach through the 2016 and 2017 seasons.