The Seahawks have fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and already there has been talk about Steve Sarkisian reuniting with Pete Caroll in 2018. According to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, we can put that to rest now.
On Wednesday, Quinn was asked if he had heard the reports about Sarkisian going to work for Carroll after just one season in Atlanta. Quinn, who like Sarkisian used to work for Carroll, says there is “zero chance of that” happening.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2018
Sarkisian worked as an offensive assistant under Carroll at USC from 2005-2008 before he left to take the head coaching job at Washington. The two have maintained a close relationship, but that does not mean Sarkisian would rather work for Carroll than Quinn.
While the Falcons had some serious growing pains after losing Kyle Shanahan, they find themselves in the divisional round of the playoffs after pulling off an upset over the Rams on Saturday. Sarkisian has plenty of tools to work with in Atlanta, so there’s no reason to think he would run off to a team like the Seahawks, who could very well be entering a rebuilding phase.