Report: Redskins plan to interview Bevell

AP

The Darrell Bevell market is heating up.

The Vikings have reportedly requested an interview with their former and Seahawks’ current offensive coordinator along with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, but it appears they’ll have some company in their possible pursuit. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Redskins plan to interview Bevell for the opening they created by firing Mike Shanahan on Monday.

Seattle ranked eighth in the league in points this season, outscoring the Redskins by more than five points per game, and they finished fourth in the league in rushing yards per game. The Redskins ranked fifth in that metric with Alfred Morris doing the heavy lifting, so that would likely be a positive for Bevell. So would his experience in working with Russell Wilson in a scheme that uses his running skills in addition to his arm.

It’s the first name we’ve heard linked to the Redskins opening, but it is early and more candidates should emerge before too much more time passes.