ESPN’s John Clayton is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks have offered former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell the job as the team’s offensive coordinator left vacant when Jeremy Bates was fired this week.
No word yet if he has accepted the offer, and the team has not confirmed that he’s been offered the job, but with Bill Musgrave hired to fill his old job with Minnesota, it would seem likely that Bevell is staying in Seattle.
According to Clayton, Bevell was offered the job and contract talks have started. The source said the negotiations should be concluded within the next day.
Bevell, 41, served as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator since 2006, but did not call plays there until Brad Childress was fired midseason. Bevell also worked as quality control and quarterbacks coach with Green Bay from 2000 to 2005, so he knows veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and general manager John Schneider.