2. Kellen Moore, Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Coordinator
Kellen Moore is a Washington state native who played at Boise State. He started as an NFL offensive coordinator in 2019 with the Dallas Cowboys. The issue for Moore is that even though he had good offenses in Dallas, his head coach was also offensive-minded so there was a bit of micromanaging of Moore, it seems. Plus, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't let his football people be football people many times.
Moore would also be another young hire for Seattle. He is only 35 years old. But NFC West teams the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams struck gold with young offensive-minded head coaching hires in Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay, respectively. The hope would be that Seattle can do the same by hiring Moore.
Every season that Moore has been an OC his offenses have finished in the top seven. Moore and the Cowboys parted ways after 2022 and the Los Angeles Chargers snatched up Moore quickly to be their OC. The Chargers have not met expectations overall this year, but the offense isn't the problem. Los Angeles is eighth in scoring 25.9 points per game. Quarterback Justin Herbert also has 19 touchdown passes against just 5 interceptions.
The Chargers numbers have improved over 2022 as well. They are scoring 3 more points a game. Los Angeles has also jumped from 17th in yards per play in 2022 to 10th in 2023. Moore would have the same kind of impact over the Seahawks offense that Carroll currently has with the defense.