The Seattle Seahawks have seemingly interviewed every coach in the NFL to replace Pete Carroll, but thankfully that search appears to be nearing its end. Several coaches have been interviewed twice, such as Ejiro Evero, Raheem Morris, and former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. We can eliminate Morris from being Seattle's potential head coach as he was hired by the Falcons for the same job in Atlanta.
Quinn has a decent chance of becoming Seattle's next head coach. He has head coaching experience - he led the Falcons from 2015 through some of 2020 and he made the playoffs twice - and since this will be the first time that general manager John Schneider has led a head coaching search for the Seahawks he might want to go with a relatively safe bet and choose Quinn as he has worked with Quinn in the past and unlike some other candidates, Quinn has the head coaching background.
Seattle has had to wait to interview another candidate, Mike Macdonald. Macdonald is the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens and because Baltimore was in the playoffs until this weekend, Seattle could not interview him. The team is set to interview Macdonald on Tuesday morning.
Seattle Seahawks new head coach could be named within 48 hours
There is no way of knowing which way the Seahawks will go in naming their head coach, but according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero the search might be over as soon as "within 48 hours." Seattle is expected to interview Ben Johnson for the second time, and the first time in person, on Monday. Macdonald might be the last of the interviews so after that it could be decision time for the Seahawks.
Does Seattle want to go with an offensive-minded coach - the opposite of Pete Carroll, or a defensive-minded coach such as Macdonald, or the familiar face with Dan Quinn? These would seem to be the top three coaches left for Seattle. Other possibilities do remain, however, such as Evero and Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.
Only one other team has a head coaching vacancy, the Washington Commanders. Washington seems to really like Ben Johnson. If the Seahawks like him as much, the team might just need to make a better offer.