Darrell Bevell did terrific work with Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson this season.
The Seahawks nearly pulled off a dramatic comeback victory in a road loss to the favored Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round of the playoffs. Wilson passed for 385 yards and rushed for another 60 while accounting for three total touchdowns.
It was another star outing for Wilson and Bevell got proper attention at the end of the season as he was one of three finalists for the Chicago Bears head-coaching position. He also interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals for the job that went to Bruce Arians tonight and was scheduled to interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The upshot of it all? Bevell wound up landing a new contract from the Seahawks. According to ESPN, he removed himself from consideration in Arizona after receiving the new deal. So, Bevell wound up a winner after all even if he didn’t get a head job.
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