Why the Seahawks might be interested in hiring Adam Gase

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Adam Gase
(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Adam Gase /

With their recent decision to part ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, the Seattle Seahawks gave themselves a task this offseason to find someone who can get the most out of Russell Wilson and the rest of the team’s offensive weapons.

Since the departure of Schottenheimer, a variety of different names have been thrown around as possible candidates to be the next Seahawks offensive coordinator. On Monday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler shared a report that raised the eyebrows of the Seattle fan base.

Fowler revealed that the Seahawks have contacted former New York Jets head coach Adam Gase about possibly filling the team’s offensive coordinator opening.

Could the Seattle Seahawks actually hire Adam Gase?

For a guy that just lead the Jets to a 2-14 season, a good amount of Seattle fans are wondering why their team would have any interest at all in hiring Gase.

It’s definitely a fair question to ask since Gase hasn’t been in control of a good offense since 2014 when he was with the Denver Broncos and he had Peyton Manning as his starting quarterback.

The season before that was obviously when the Seahawks pummeled the Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle’s preparation leading up to that Super Bowl matchup might actually lead us to the answer of why they could be interested in Gase to be their new offensive coordinator.

Denver had a very impressive offense in 2014 and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll likely remembers some of the things the unit did well while preparing for the Super Bowl showdown.

Carroll probably also enjoyed the fact that Gase made sure to put a significant emphasis on running the ball during his time as the offensive coordinator for both the Broncos and Chicago Bears. From 2013 to 2015, Gase’s offenses finished 12th or better in rushing attempts.

Carroll has made it known that he wants Seattle’s offense to utilize their rushing attack more in 2021, so this might be why he views Gase as a legitimate offensive coordinator candidate.

The majority of Seahawks fans might not like it, but Gase taking over as the team’s offensive coordinator this year is a very real possibility.