Seattle Seahawks Associate Head Coach to Interview with Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins

Seattle Seahawks associate head coach Sean Desai will have a busy week. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the veteran coach will interview with the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins for their defensive coordinator vacancies.

Desai joined the Seahawks in 2021 and contributed to a surprising Wildcard Round playoff berth, but that was largely due to their offense; the defense ranked 25th in points allowed and 26th in yards allowed. Before that, he coached for Chicago Bears defense in a variety of roles from 2013 to 2021, culminating in a defensive coordinator position in 2021. The Bears ranked sixth in yards allowed, but 22nd in points allowed that season.

Desai doesn't have a particularly exciting resume as a defensive coach, but the Vikings and Dolphins need all the help they can get. The Vikings ranked a disastrous 28th in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed in 2022, and the Dolphins weren't much better, ranking 24th in points allowed. At 39 years old, Desai is a relatively young coach, and he could likely help a franchise to make incremental progress on the defensive side of the ball.

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