Recent news from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggests that former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darell Bevell may be Josh McDaniels top target for the same position with the Indianapolis Colts when he takes over. Ironically enough, Bevell was recently replaced by former Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer in Seattle.
Bevell, despite never having much of an offensive line to protect his quarterback, did a very good job with Russell Wilson through his first 6 seasons in the league. This also makes sense in that Ed Dodds (Colts VP of player personnel) has a history with the Seahawks and Bevell so there would certainly be some familiarity there.
An interesting piece to this possibility is that Bevell isn’t just a glorified quarterback’s coach falling into a larger position while McDaniels calls the plays. Bevell has the play-calling experience and uses similar motions and matchups in order to create mismatches against opposing defenses.
This is also interesting due to us previously hearing that Jake Peetz may be getting the OC position as recently as a few weeks ago.
As we first reported last week, Matt Eberflus (Cowboys LBs) and Jake Peetz (Raiders QBs) in line as McDaniels coordinators in Indy— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 15, 2018
Either way, especially if Peetz is still added to the staff in some aspect, it appears as though the Colts will have an impressive offensive staff to surround Andrew Luck with as he returns in the 2018 season.