Former Kansas City Chiefs coaches could resurface with Seattle Seahawks

SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn instructs Ricky Stanzi
SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn instructs Ricky Stanzi /

The Seattle Seahawks are remaking their coaching staff under Pete Carroll and Mike Solari and Jim Zorn could join them if rumors are true.

Despite a winning streak over the last 8 years that includes 6 playoff appearances, 2 Super Bowl appearances and a Lombardi Trophy of their own in 2013, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll decided that a he needed a clean house. So far this offseason, the veteran head coach has decided to move on from several of his longtime staff members to add new ones, and apparently a couple of those names are former Kansas City Chiefs staff members.

Specifically, rumors are coming in that Jim Zorn, former quarterbacks coach for the Chiefs, could serve in the same capacity for the Seahawks despite being out of the NFL since 2012—when he was last employed in Kansas City. It would be an interesting hire given Zorn’s absence from professional football, yet he clearly comes with a pedigree of having worked with quarterbacks for several teams and even was head coach of the Washington Redskins.

Zorn served for two seasons as the Chiefs quarterbacks coach in 2011-12 before Andy Reid arrived with his own staff in 2013.

The Seahawks have already hired one former Chiefs assistant coach as well to replace Tom Cable as their offensive line coach in Mike Solari. Solari was the Chiefs offensive line coach for several years from 1997 to 2005 and even took over as offensive coordinator for two seasons after that before moving on. The Chiefs tanked during Solari’s final year at 4-12 and he was replaced by OC Chan Gailey.