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3 Head Coaches the Seahawks Can Hire to Replace Pete Carroll

Larry Rupp
3 Pete Carroll replacements the Seattle Seahawks can hire, including Brian Daboll, Dan Quinn and Byron Leftwich.
3 Pete Carroll replacements the Seattle Seahawks can hire, including Brian Daboll, Dan Quinn and Byron Leftwich. / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages
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The Seattle Seahawks have been decimated by injuries in what looks to be the first season they'll miss the playoffs since 2017. Head coach Pete Carroll has been leading the way for over a decade now and it wouldn't be surprising to see the front office decide to move onto a new era.

Playing in the NFC West means the Seahawks need to stay competitive each and every year if they want any shot at winning the division. With that being said, here are three coaches Seattle can consider hiring to replace Carroll this offseason.

Pete Carroll Replacements

1. Brian Daboll, Offensive Coordinator, Buffalo Bills

It's not going to be long before Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator Brian Daboll becomes a head coach. His name has been mentioned in each of the last two offseasons given the success he has found running his offense. Daboll has played a crucial role in turning quarterback Josh Allen into an MVP candidate. Russell Wilson presents a lot of similarities to Allen in his ability to scramble or throw the perfect deep ball down the field. Although Daboll may be used to working with larger QBs, pairing him up with an elite talent like Wilson would turn this Seattle team into an immediate contender.

2. Dan Quinn, Defensive Coordinator, Dallas Cowboys

A reunion could be in the works up in Seattle. Long-time defensive coordinator Dan Quinn spent multiple seasons with the Seahawks and was the leader of the legendary "Legion of Doom" defense that dominated the NFL back in 2013-14. After a stint as the Atlanta Falcons' head coach, Quinn joined the Dallas coaching staff this season and has worked wonders. The Cowboys are allowing just 20.9 points per game (No. 7 in NFL), which is impressive given they finished No. 28 in that category last season. The Seahawks' defense has played well this season, yet it is clear that there is a potential to be better. Quinn could be the one to unlock it.

3. Byron Leftwich, Offensive Coordinator, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The work that has been done by offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich cannot be overlooked. He was able to seamlessly integrate quarterback Tom Brady into his system, which allowed the Buccaneers to win the super Bowl just last season. Leftwich has proven he knows how to get the best out of his offensive players. That could come in handy as Seattle currently ranks No. 24 in the NFL in scoring average (20.1). This roster is full of talent on paper, but Carroll hasn't been able to put it all together lately. Bringing in a forward thinker like Leftwich is not a bad idea by any means.


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