It has been a week and a half since the Seattle Seahawks and Brian Schottenheimer parted ways, and the number of names connected to the position in the time since continues to grow. There were former head coaches including Adam Gase, Doug Pederson and Anthony Lynn, as well as other assistants such as Mike Kafka and Kirby Wilson. Friday morning reports emerged that the Hawks had requested permission to interview a member of the coaching staff for the New Orleans Saints in relation to the position.
The Chargers and Seahawks have sought permission to interview Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi for their vacant offensive coordinator positions, according to sources. Lombardi was new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley's OC at Mercyhurst when Staley played QB there in 2005.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) January 22, 2021
Joe Lombardi has been the quarterbacks coach for the Saints for the past five seasons after having served as the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions for two years under then Lions coach Jim Caldwell. Prior to the role in Detroit Lombardi was an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach for the Saints for seven years after breaking into the NFL as a member of Jim Mora Jr.’s 2006 Atlanta Falcons staff along with former Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable.
Reports have the Seahawks casting a wide net in their search for a new offensive coordinator, and this is another name that can be added to the list.