Ryan Grubb, the former offensive coordinator for Washington, has accepted an offer to become the new offensive coordinator for Seattle Seahawks. However, he had initially agreed to take the same position with Alabama but has now changed course and is heading to Seattle. This move marks a return to the state of Washington for Grubb, who served as the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach at the University of Washington for two seasons.
Grubb’s extensive experience in college football includes five years with Fresno State in various assistant offensive positions and multi-year stops with Eastern Michigan, Sioux Falls, and South Dakota State. Despite his success at the college level, Grubb has never held an NFL job. This role as the Seahawks’ new OC will be his first pro position of any kind.
The Seahawks could be in the market for another quarterback with Geno Smith potentially being a salary-cap casualty. Grubb’s relationship with Michael Penix Jr., a top prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft, may play a significant role in this decision. With Penix Jr.’s transfer to Washington coinciding with Grubb joining the program, it is possible that they will work together again in Seattle.
Overall, this move is expected to fill one of the top vacancies left in the NFL coaching cycle. As a seasoned coach with college football experience under his belt, Grubb will bring valuable insights and knowledge to his new role as offensive coordinator for Seattle Seahawks under new coach Mike Macdonald.