Falcons Interviewed Darrell Bevell For OC Job, Meeting With Dirk Koetter Saturday

Ian Rapoport reports that the Falcons interviewed former Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell for their offensive coordinator job in recent days and are scheduled to meet with former Buccaneers HC Dirk Koetter on Saturday.

The Falcons have already interviewed former Titans HC Mike Mularkey for the position.

Bevell, 49, began his NFL coaching career with the Packers as an assistant quarterbacks coach in 2000. He eventually worked his way up to QBs coach before being hired by the Vikings as their offensive coordinator in 2006.

After five years in Minnesota, Bevell signed on with the Seahawks for the 2011 season and spent the past seven years in Seattle before he was fired last year.

In 2017, the Seahawks’ offense was No. 15 in total yards, No. 11 in points scored, No. 23 in yards rushing and No. 14 in passing offense.

Koetter, 59, began his NFL coaching career as the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator back in 2007. After five years in Jacksonville, he was hired as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator and later joined Lovie Smith’s staff in the same role for the 2015 season.

The Buccaneers elected to move on from Smith after one season and made the decision to elevate Koetter to head coach.

During his three years as the Buccaneers’ head coach, Koetter led the team to a record of 19-29 (38.77 percent) and no playoff appearances.

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