Darrell Bevell has been hired as the Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator, according to a report by ESPN’s John Clayton. Bevell and head coach Pete Carroll met yesterday and he was reportedly offered the job shortly thereafter. All that was left was finalizing the contract agreement and work out the details of the arrangement.
Clayton had the details of the agreement, including a note about Bevell’s contract length.
Bevell was offered the job Wednesday and was able to work out a two-year deal with an additional option year, the source said. Bevell had been the Vikings offensive coordinator for the past five seasons.
Carroll wanted a more balanced offense and was philosophically at odds with former offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates. From the beginning of the search for his replacement, it was clear the Seahawks were targeting Bevell, who ran the Minnesota Vikings offense over the past five seasons.
Carroll has also filled two other coaching vacancies, adding Tom Cable as the offensive line coach and Todd Wash as the defensive line coach this week.
We’ll have more on Bevell’s hiring as it’s made available, including any official word from the Seahawks.