Seahawks fire ex-Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2021

The Seahawks announced Tuesday that they have parted ways with Brian Schottenheimer, who has served as the team's offensive coordinator for the past three seasons. Seattle announced the move, citing "philosophical differences".

Schneider's extension received the seal of approval from quarterback Russell Wilson, who agreed with a Seahawks tweet that the GM was "the best in the business".

Carroll had initially indicated Schottenheimer would return in 2021 following the 30-20 wild-card loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Schneider has been in the position since 2010, playing an instrumental role in constructing a Seahawks team that have been perennial contenders over the past 10 years.

Schneider's new deal lines up with head coach Pete Carroll's new contract he signed in November, which keeps him in Seattle through 2025.

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However, the unit declined this season, scoring more than 26 points only twice in the final nine games (including playoffs) after doing so in each of the first eight.

Schottenheimer had come under fire amid the late-season slump. "I know we are all excited to see that continue". The Seahawks have played in two Super Bowls during Schneider's tenure, winning one against the Denver Broncos after the 2013 season.

Schneider and Carroll have both secured extensions with the team over the past year.

The Seahawks had a run of poor draft classes following that 2012 group, but Schneider and his staff have found more hits in recent seasons including wide receiver DK Metcalf and rookie linebacker Jordyn Brooks.

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