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RENTON -- The Seahawks will hire former Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer as their new offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports.

The decision was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Schottenhiemer is the son of long time NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer. He's been a coach since 1997 with 18 years of experience in the NFL. He served as offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams from 2012-14 and spent six seasons as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets from 2006-11.

Additionally, he spent the last two years as quarterbacks coach for the Colts and served in the same capacity for the Washington Redskins (2001) and San Diego Chargers (2002-05).

His offenses were never statistically prolific in his nine seasons as an offensive coordinator. The Jets ranked ninth in the league in points in 2008 and 11th in total yards in 2010, which were the highest marks of any of his nine years in the position. 

To throw a caveat into that picture, Sam Bradford missed 25 games due to injuries over two seasons of Schottenheimer's tenure in St. Louis. The one year Bradford was healthy, he posted the best season of his career with 3,702 yards passing, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2012. He had thrown 14 touchdowns to just four interceptions in seven games in 2013 before being lost for the season to a knee injury.

Mark Sanchez also improved in each of his three seasons under Schottenheimer in New York.

Schottenheimer was also Drew Brees' quarterbacks coach for his four years as a starter in San Diego before signing with the New Orleans Saints in 2006.

Schottenheimer replaces Darrell Bevell as the team's offensive coordinator. Bevell was fired on Tuesday by the Seahawks after seven seasons in the role.


Photo Credit: INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 13: Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer talks to Scott Tolzien #16 during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)