After three weeks of high drama and speculation, the search to replace Pete Carroll and find the next Seahawks head coach may be drawing to a close.
Seattle waited until after the Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs in order to interview their sharp young defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, which they did on Tuesday. Apparently they liked Macdonald enough to invite him for a second interview today in Seattle, this according to a report by Tom Pelissero at NFL Network.
Seattle met with Macdonald, 36, on Tuesday in Baltimore. Now, he’s going through the expanded process they did with other candidates. pic.twitter.com/GSI6RytrQ3
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 31, 2024
Macdonald helmed the NFL’s top defense this year, with the Ravens coming in first in sacks, points allowed, yards allowed and defensive DVOA.
While nothing has been reporetd about an actual offer as of yet, for the Seahawks to bring Macdonald right back for another interview the next day is a strong sign that they are seriously pursuing his services. With Ben Johnson bowing out of the search and sticking with the Lions, Macdonald should be considered the clear favorite to win the job.
Other candidates who are rumored to still be in the mix include Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.
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