Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer is expected to interview with the Seattle Seahawks for their offensive coordinator vacancy, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2018
This news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise because Schottenheimer has previous experience as an offensive coordinator prior to becoming the quarterbacks coach for Indianapolis. He was the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets (2006-11) and for the St. Louis Rams (2012-14).
When evaluating which Colts’ assistant coaches that the team should retain or replace, our own Dylan Burelison wrote that he believes that the team should retian Schottenheimer.
“Why should the Colts retain Brian Schottenheimer? Well, since joining the team in 2016, the quarterback room has been great. Andrew Luck looked like a dominant player even with a torn labrum, putting up his highest yards per attempt (7.8 YPA) of his career. He also had career highs in completion percentage in 2016 at 63.5%. All of that was under Schottenheimer’s tutelage.”
“Enter 2017, the franchise quarterback is out for the season. In steps, Jacoby Brissett week one after no preparation with the team during the off-season or preseason. Brissett may have only won four games, but his work kept the Colts in nearly every contest all season. Much can be accredited to his work with Schottenheimer all year. The Colts received an average of 6.6 yards per attempt out of Brissett, a completion percentage of 58.8 percent, and a 2:1 touchdown to interception ratio. Again, this is coming from a guy who was forced to step into a highly difficult situation with very little preparation.”