The Seattle Seahawks lastly made their transfer on Wednesday morning, as they introduced that Mike Macdonald could be taking on the top teaching duties for the crew. It ends an extended search that lasted a full three weeks, as they grow to be the most recent NFL crew to be taken off the listing for teaching vacancies.
Macdonald Turns into Youngest Head Coach In The NFL
A youth motion in Seattle: Seahawks are anticipated to rent Ravens’ defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald as their new head coach, league sources inform ESPN. They’re nonetheless finalizing the deal, however Seattle has its man.
At 36, Macdonald now turns into the NFL’s youngest head coach. pic.twitter.com/uZ3vbXTS4n
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 31, 2024
The hiring symbolizes an enormous change on the place, a minimum of in terms of age.
Seattle’s earlier head coach, Pete Carroll, was the oldest within the sport. The now 72-year-old was on the helm for the Seahawks for 14 years, and had a extremely profitable run and is essentially the most profitable coach in franchise historical past.
However his departure is one more growing older coach leaving the sport, because it additionally seems that Invoice Belichick shall be with no job for subsequent season. There was an inflow lately of NFL groups hiring youthful males to be their leaders, and Seattle is now an ideal instance, because the oldest coach within the league will now get replaced by the youngest.
Macdonald is at the moment 36 years previous, and displaces Jerod Mayo (who held the title for simply a few weeks) because the youngest head coach within the sport.
Who Are The Different Younger Coaches In The Recreation?
On the age of 36, Mike Macdonald is ready to grow to be the youngest head coach within the NFL.
He’s almost 30 years youthful than the oldest head coach within the NFL, Andy Reid. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/oTV9MHLtCL
— FOX Sports activities: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 31, 2024
However in terms of the league’s historical past, Macdonald isn’t near the youngest coach ever. That title nonetheless belongs to present Rams head coach Sean McVay, who was a month shy of his thirty first birthday when he was employed by Los Angeles. And in terms of the listing of youngest coaches within the NFL, McVay continues to be current, and is the third youngest at 37 years previous.
- Mike Macdonald – 36
- Jerod Mayo – 36
- Sean McVay – 37
- Kevin O’Connell – 38
- Shane Steichen – 38
Macdonald began as a training intern with the Ravens again in 2014. After working his approach as much as linebackers coach, he left for a yr to be the defensive coordinator on the College of Michigan in 2021. He returned to Baltimore after one season, and has been the crew’s coordinator for the previous two seasons.
The hiring of Macdonald leaves only one crew nonetheless with no head coach. Seven of the eight vacancies have now been stuffed as we head into the month of February, with simply the Washington Commanders but to make a rent.