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Seahawks reportedly considering Jim Zorn as quarterbacks coach

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Mike Lombardi says the former Seattle passer and assistant could make a comeback after not coaching since 2012

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In 2017, Russell Wilson passed Jim Zorn on the Seattle Seahawks all time passing yards leaderboard. In 2018, Wilson could be passing back to Zorn as the two toss ball around in practice.

According to Mike Lombardi, the Seahawks are considering hiring Zorn to fill their vacancy at quarterbacks coach.

Zorn took the first ever snaps for the franchise, starting at quarterback in Seattle for six and a half years from 1976 until 1983. Zorn later came back to the Seahawks as an assistant coach in 1997, and then again as Mike Holmgren’s quarterbacks coach from 2001 to 2007. The Washington Redskins plucked Zorn from Seattle in 2008, where he was head coach without ever being an NFL coordinator.

Washington was a playoff team the year before Zorn took over, but Zorn went 12-20 as coach of the Redskins before being fired in 2009 after two last place finishes. Zorn continued his career as quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. Joe Flacco made improvements in 2010 under Zorn’s guidance, but Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn were abominable in Kansas City in 2011 and 2012, throwing 38 interceptions and only 21 touchdowns as the Chiefs got two head coaches fired during Zorn’s time there.

Zorn has not coached in the NFL since. The Seahawks have not made any official announcement on the position coach.