The NFL season is just three games away from concluding, and for the Seattle Seahawks, it already has been a very eventful offseason.
Not even a full two weeks have passed since Seattle parted ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
But that is not stopping them from already linking with some high profile candidates that are on their radar.
Names include Doug Peterson, Mike Kafka, Anthony Lynn, and Adam Gase have all been linked to being in talks for the opening OC job in Seattle.
Well, the Seahawks have added a new name to the list this Wednesday.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Las Vegas Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson is now expected to interview for the OC job.
Wilson and Pete Carroll do actually have a history together believe it or not.
Back when Carroll was with the New England Patriots in the late 1990’s, Wilson was actually his running backs coach. And when Carroll was with USC, Wilson was the wide receiver coach.
It is also worth noting that Wilson was the running backs coach for Super Bowl Winners that include the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008.
Carroll has made a point that he wants to have a balanced offense and get back to running the ball more, and it seems that Wilson could be the guy to have that balanced attack he is looking for.
Seattle’s search for a new OC will most certainly continue in the coming weeks. Stay with NBCS NW for coverage on when the next OC will be hired.