Seahawks could also part ways with defensive coordinator Kris Richard
The Seahawks could be looking at a complete overhaul to their coaching staff this offseason, as speculation is beginning to increase that defensive coordinator Kris Richard will be the next to leave Seattle.
Dave Mahler of Sportsradio 950 KJR reports that Richard, who has been mentioned as a potential head coaching candidate for the Indianapolis Colts, is not expected to return to Seattle next season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network adds that Pete Carroll believes Richard could benefit from a new situation.
Here’s what I’m hearing: Not just Bevell. Per sources: Kris Richard also out as DC, QB’s coach Carl Smith leaving as well.
— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) January 10, 2018
More change coming for the #Seahawks: DC Kris Richard would be allowed out of his contract for another opportunity, sources say. He's had a long relationship with Pete Carroll, who believes Richard would benefit from experiencing something new. Could have OC & DC openings.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2018
Richard has been with the Seahawks since 2010, and he took over as defensive coordinator in 2015 when Dan Quinn left to take the Atlanta Falcons’ head coaching job. Seattle has already reportedly fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who had been with the team since 2011.
Between the coaching changeover and the reports we have heard about the Legion of Boom becoming a thing of the past, the Seahawks are clearly entering a transitional phase.