The Seattle Seahawks are working on a deal to secure their new offensive coordinator, former Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach, Brian Schottenheimer.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first tweeted the news Saturday morning.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network added the Seahawks had reached out to Schottenheimer before “other teams got involved.”
Schottenheimer began his coaching career at the age of 24 as an assistant with the Rams, where he returned from 2012-2014 to serve as the offensive coordinator. Throughout his 20-year career in the NFL, Schottenheimer has also spent time with the Chiefs, Redskins, Chargers and Jets. He spent the last two seasons as the quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis.
The Seahawks relieved former offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell of his duties on Wednesday, also parting ways with offensive line coach Tom Cable. Both had spent seven seasons in Seattle.
According to reports Saturday morning, Cable will be reunited with the Raiders as their new offensive line coach.
Schottenheimer hails from a football family – his father Marty spent 21 seasons as a head coach in the NFL, his uncle Kurt a defensive coordinator and position coach.
The Seahawks have yet to confirm this report and the story is continuing to develop.