June 19, 2024

There was much to hope and speculate about when Greg Olson would follow Shane Waldron, the offensive coordinator the Chicago Bears hired. Before Pete Carroll left the Seahawks at the end of the 2023 season, Waldron served as their offensive coordinator. Under Waldron, Olson coached the quarterbacks, and he also had an interview to become the Bears offensive coordinator. One has to wonder if Olson’s decision to turn down the Chicago quarterbacks coach position contributed to Kerry Joseph’s hiring by the Bears.

 

Riders working to bring Kerry Joseph back | paNOWUnder Greg Olson, Kerry Joseph served as the assistant quarterbacks coach. Before joining the CFL, he played for the Seattle Seahawks for four seasons as an undrafted free agent in 1998. Joseph was actually a safety in the NFL. He participated in 56 games, starting 14. With 143 total tackles (117 solo), one sack, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles at the end of his career, he had a successful career.

Joseph made his way as a quarterback into the CFL when his NFL career ended. Although he played for several teams, the years 2005 to 2008 were his greatest seasons. Joseph averaged 4,033 yards passing and 88 touchdowns in those four years. He also won the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award in 2007 and assisted the Saskatchewan Roughriders in winning the Grey Cup.

Kerry Joseph returned to McNeese State, his alma college, following his football career. Their co-offensive coordinator was him. He was the running backs coach and coordinator for the passing game at Southeast Louisiana State for one season before making his NFL coaching debut with the Seattle Seahawks, the only team he ever played for.

Kerry Joseph worked with the Seahawks as an assistant wide receivers coach, running backs coach, offensive assistant, and assistant quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons. While Shane Waldron and Greg Olson receive a lot of credit for Geno Smith’s comeback, Joseph also deserves some recognition.

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