Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is staying in Seattle after being pursued for a handful of head coaching vacancies around the league.
Now he has a new deal in Seattle.
According to John Clayton of ESPN, the Seahawks gave Bevell a new contract to remain as their offensive coordinator.
Bevell was one of three finalists for the Chicago Bears job that ultimately went to Marc Trestman. Bevell interviewed with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday before Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians accepted the job Thursday evening.
Bevell was also scheduled to interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars before Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley took the job Thursday morning.
Part of the reason Bevell was in demand was because of the improvement of the Seahawks offense over the final half of the season. Seattle had been averaging just 16.6 points per game through the first seven weeks of the season. The Seahawks added tweaked their offense and added more zone-read concepts to cater to quarterback Russell Wilson mid-season and the offense took off.
The Seahawks went 8-3 over the final 11 games of the season (including the playoffs) and averaging 31.6 points per game over that span.