Richmond Times-Dispatch

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.

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