Seattle fires offensive chief Schottenheimer
RENTON, Wash.— The Seattle Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Tuesday after a season in which the team set several offensive records, but coach Pete Carroll had issues with how the offense operated.
Seattle announced the move, citing “philosophical differences.”
The Seahawks had the highest-scoring team in franchise history, former Collegiate star Russell Wilson threw a career-high 40 touchdowns in the regular season, and wide receivers DKMetcalf and Tyler Lockett both set club records for receiving.
Still, the Seahawks regressed offensively in the second half of the season, and Wilson and Carroll made comments after Seattle’s 30-20 playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams that indicated concerns with the lack of adjustments by the offense late in the season.
Meanwhile, Seattle agreed to a contract extension with general manager John Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft.