SEATTLE — Imitation isn’t the highest form of flattery in the NFL. Acquisition is. And the fact Seattle’s two coordinators are closing in on head-coaching jobs is just one more sign of the Seahawks’ success.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley had a second interview with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and is increasingly being considered the top candidate to replace Andy Reid. The Jacksonville Jaguars also requested — and received — permission to interview Bradley later this week, according to ESPN.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is one of three finalists identified for the Bears’ coaching job, which went to Marc Trestman, head coach of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
Bevell has also been contacted by Jacksonville and Arizona, according to the league’s official website.
Bradley is the longest-tenured member of Seattle’s coaching staff at four seasons. He was hired to be defensive coordinator by Jim Mora and is one of only two assistants retained by the Seahawks under coach Pete Carroll.
Bevell has been in Seattle two years, hired to replace Jeremy Bates after Carroll’s first season. Before that, Bevell worked in Minnesota under Brad Childress.