Ted S. Warren/Associated Press
Bevell had been the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator since 2011, helping to guide them to two Super Bowl appearances and one title.
Prior to joining the Seahawks in 2011, Bevell had a five-year stint as the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive coordinator, as well as a run as the Green Bay Packers’ quarterbacks coach.
Bevell replaced Jeremy Bates as Seattle’s offensive coordinator prior to Pete Carroll’s second season as the Seahawks’ head coach.
In his seven seasons as Seahawks offensive coordinator, Bevell guided them into the top 10 in points scored four times.
The Seahawks were 11th in that category in 2017, and they ranked 15th in total offense.
Much of Seattle’s offensive success this season was due to quarterback Russell Wilson, who threw for 3,983 yards and an NFL-leading 34 touchdowns. Additionally, he led the Seahawks in rushing with 586 yards and three touchdowns.
The Seahawks had just four rushing touchdowns as a team, and Mike Davis was their leading rusher among running backs with just 240 yards.
Bevell’s Seahawks tenure may best be remembered for his role in the play call that cost Seattle Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots in February 2015.
Rather than having his team hand the ball to running back Marshawn Lynch, Bevell called a pass, and Wilson was intercepted on 2nd-and-goal from the Patriots’ 1-yard line with just seconds remaining by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.
Seattle lost 28-24 despite leading by 10 entering the fourth quarter.
In 2017, the Seahawks finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 campaign.