Seahawks announce parting with Brian Schottenheimer
Brian Schottenheimer is looking for a new gig. The Seattle Seahawks parted with the former SEC quarterback and assistant on Tuesday.
Brian Schottenheimer is a fantastic person and coach and we thank him for the last three years. Citing philosophical differences, we have parted ways,” the team’s statement read on Twitter.
SEC fans best know Schottenheimer for his ties to two conference programs.
As a player, Schottenheimer earned three letters as a quarterback at the University of Florida from 1994-96, where he played under Steve Spurrier and backed up Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel during the Gators’ 1996 National Championship season. His career began at the University of Kansas where he played one season in 1992 before transferring to Florida.
Schottenheimer got his start in coaching as an offensive assistant under Dick Vermeil with the St. Louis Rams in 1997. He then joined the Kansas City Chiefs staff in 1998 before going to the college ranks with gigs at Syracuse (1999) and USC (2000).
From 2001 to 2014, Schottenheimer bounced around the NFL taking jobs with Washington (2001), the Chargers franchise (2002-05), New York Jets (2006-11) and the Rams franchise (2012-14).
Schottenheimer served as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at the University of Georgia in 2015. The Bulldogs totaled 4,904 yards of offense. QB Greyson Lambert set the NCAA, SEC and Bulldog record for highest single-game completion percentage (min. 20 comp.) after finishing 24-of-25 (96.0%) for 330 yards and three touchdowns vs. South Carolina. Running back Nick Chubb totaled 747 rushing yards in six games before suffering a season-ending injury. Chubb’s total included a streak of five consecutive 100-yard games to start the season.
Schottenheimer returned to the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016 as quarterbacks coach, a position he held through 2017. He was hired by the Seahawks for the 2018 season.