Last offseason when the Seattle Seahawks were in search for a new offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson was one of the names that floated around. It is believed that Russell Wilson was heavily involved in the search and sat in on interviews of potential offensive coordinators.
Throughout Doug Pederson’s tenure in Philadelphia, the biggest takeaway was his ability to get the most out of his players. Something that we have seen Pete Carroll do in Seattle. While his energy will never be matched, a coach like Pederson may be able to come in and do what the great coaches do — put your players in a position that will maximize their success.
If you look at 2017-2018 season for the Philadelphia Eagles, Pederson’s coaching was a crucial factor in their Super Bowl victory over the Patriots. Not only did he have Wentz on par to win the MVP if he didn’t suffer that torn ACL late in the season. But, he was able to win three playoff games with backup quarterback Nick Foles. Most impressively, he did it in such a way that didn’t feature a heavily conservative game plan. He coached with no fear and put Foles in his best position to succeed.
There is no doubt that the Seattle Seahawks have offensive talent. Outside of some work that is needed on the offensive line, Chris Carson, Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf is one hell of a core and an appealing one at that for any offensive coach that is trying to be poached to Seattle. After being fired by Philadelphia in 2020, Pederson took the year off from coaching and is now feeling rejuvenated towards a potential NFL return.