Bears interested in Darrell Bevell
Darrell Bevell (George Gojkovich/Getty)
Darrell Bevell (George Gojkovich/Getty)
Bear Report Publisher
Posted Jan 7, 2013


The Chicago Bears have requested permission to interview Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Add another name to the list of potential head coaches for the Chicago Bears. The team has requested permission to interview Darrell Bevell, offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. The Chicago Sun Time first reported the news.

Bevell has worked as OC in Seattle for the past two seasons. Before that, he served in the same role for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-2010.

He broke into the NFL as an offensive assistant for the Green Bay Packers from 2000-2002, before being elevated to quarterbacks coach from 2003-2005, working with both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. He also worked with Favre in Minnesota.

The Seahawks ranked just 17th overall in offense this year but third in rushing. In 2011, Seattle ranked 27th in total offense.

Bevell has been praised this season for creating and developing a read-option offense that works to the strengths of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.

Bevell is the 10th coaching candidate with whom the Bears have requested an interview. The other nine: Mike McCoy, Broncos offensive coordinator; Bruce Arians, Colts offensive coordinator; Mike Sullivan, Buccaneers offensive coordinator; Rick Dennison, Texans offensive coordinator; Tom Clements, Packers offensive coordinator; Keith Armstrong, Falcons special teams coordinator; Joe DeCamillis, Cowboys special teams coordinator; Pete Carmichael Jr., Saints offensive coordinator; and Marc Trestman, head coach of the Montreal Alouettes (CFL).


Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. Follow Bear Report on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Bear Report Web site or magazine, click here.


Related Stories
NFL Milestones From 2012
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Jan 6, 2013
Bears line up two more interviews
 -by BearReport.com  Jan 6, 2013
Player 2012 Milestones
 -by PatriotsInsider.com  Jan 5, 2013

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Subscribe today and get a full year of Bear Report Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from BearReport.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Chicago
Football > Seattle
[View My HotList]