Seahawks Request OC Interview With Lions’ Tanner Engstrand

With Mike Macdonald now in place as the Seahawks head coach, the organization’s list of offensive coordinator candidates continues to grow. According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB, the Seahawks have requested an interview with Lions pass-game coordinator Tanner Engstrand for their offensive coordinator job.

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Engstrand spent more than a decade on the University of San Diego coaching staff before he got his first NFL job with the Lions in 2020. It didn’t take long for him to move up the coaching ranks; after starting as an offensive assistant, Engstrand quickly earned the roles of tight ends coach and pass game coordinator.

Working alongside offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, Engstrand has helped craft one of the NFL’s top offenses. The Lions have finished top-five in both points and yards over the past two years, with the passing offense jumping to second in yards and fourth in points this past season.

Thanks in part to Detroit’s success, Engstrand has emerged as a popular name in the coordinator carousel. He interviewed for the Patriots offensive coordinator job before the team opted for Alex Van Pelt, and he’s set to interview for the Buccaneers vacancy.

With Pete Carroll out in Seattle, the franchise didn’t stop offensive coordinator Shane Waldron from taking the same role in Chicago. That means Macdonald will need to add a new face to the coaching staff, and potential candidates are starting to emerge. We heard earlier today that the Seahawks were interested in Alabama OC Ryan Grubb for their own offensive coordinator vacancy.

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