Darrell Bevell could be returning to the NFC North.
The second-year coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, who previously spent five years with the Vikings and six with the Packers, has landed on the Bears’ radar screen.
According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have requested permission to interview Bevell. Under league rules, assistant coaches employed by teams that won in the wild-card round can be interviewed this week, but only if their current employer agrees to it. Per Jensen, permission is expected to be granted.
Bevell can thank rookie quarterback Russell Wilson for this development. Not even Bevell’s work with Brett Favre helped nudge Bevell toward one of the 32 most coveted jobs in all of football.