The 41-year-old Waldron has not known as performs in any of his seven seasons as an NFL assistant. He spent the final 4 seasons with the Rams and was their passing recreation coordinator for the previous three seasons.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll forged a large internet and took his time in his seek for a brand new offensive coordinator to exchange Brian Schottenheimer. Carroll interviewed candidates each with and with out quarterback backgrounds, with former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Las Vegas Raiders operating backs coach Kirby Wilson amongst these within the latter class. The Seahawks requested an interview with Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey.
Ultimately, Carroll plucked from the Sean McVay tree for his fourth offensive coordinator since he was employed by Seattle in 2010. Waldron adopted McVay to Los Angeles from the Washington Soccer Staff, the place he was an offensive high quality management coach in 2016. Waldron held a further title of quarterbacks coach in 2019.
The Seahawks set a franchise file for factors in 2020, Schottenheimer’s third season as their coordinator, however most of that success got here early within the season earlier than Seattle’s offense hit a wall midyear. Their struggles continued of their 30-20 wild-card loss to the Rams.
The Seahawks introduced on Jan. 12 they have been “parting methods” with Schottenheimer, citing philosophical differences.
Quarterback Russell Wilson made it clear each to the crew and to reporters that he wished his voice heard within the seek for Schottenheimer’s substitute. Wilson’s private quarterback coach, Jake Heaps, tweeted his excitement over Schefter’s report that Waldron was the choose.
Waldron’s departure marks extra turnover for McVay’s workers. Defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was employed because the Los Angeles Chargers head coach whereas assistants Ray Agnew, Joe Barry and Aubrey Nice have taken teaching jobs elsewhere. Their entrance workplace misplaced Brad Holmes, who was employed by the Detroit Lions as their normal supervisor.