Former Washington Huskies offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb is being considered for the Seattle Seahawks' next offensive coordinator, according to Pro Football Talk. Grubb led the Huskies' high-powered offense to the National Championship game in 2023. The move would be quite dramatic having taken place after Grubb did not take the Huskies head coaching job when Kalen DeBoer left for Alabama, and Grubb decided to join DeBoer in Tuscaloosa.
Grubb would bring creativity to the Seahawks offense if he is chosen to be Seattle's next OC. Not only is Grubb's play calling superb, but another intriguing possibility would be QB Michael Penix Jr. With Penix currently participating in Senior Bowl activities and preparing for the draft, the Seahawks should keep him in mind if they decide on Grubb as their next OC.
Whether the Seahawks take Penix or not in this upcoming draft is still a mystery. He is a talented young QB, and if his OC in college becomes the Seahawks OC, that could mean Penix might stay in Seattle if he is available in the draft.
Could former UW OC Ryan Grubb be the Seattle Seahawks next OC?
Michael Penix Jr. finished as a Heisman runner-up thanks to Ryan Grubb's playcalling. There are also several UW wide receivers who will be drafted because of their success in Grubb's offense. Rome Odunze, Jalen McMillan, and Ja'Lynn Polk all expect to be taken in this year's draft. The Huskies finished in the top 15 (in the FBS) for total offense (averaging 462.1 YPG) and points (averaging 36.0 ppg), with Grubb commanding the UW offense in 2023.
Hiring Grubb to be the next offensive coordinator would be a wild story for sure given the drama which unfolded on Montlake just this past January. How serious would Grubb be about a potential return to Seattle? That remains to be seen, but Grubb's name coming up is a good sign for Seahawks fans that Mike Macdonald is considering offensive coaches who are creative and innovative to be his next OC.