Darrell Bevell joined the Miami Dolphins as quarterbacks/passing game coordinator in 2022.
The 2022 season marks the 26th year of coaching for Bevell, including 21 years at the NFL level. He has 15 years of experience as an offensive coordinator for four different teams – Minnesota (2006-10), Seattle (2011- 17), Detroit (2019-20) and Jacksonville (2021). He's also served as an interim head coach twice – Detroit (2020) and Jacksonville (2021).
Bevell has coached several standout quarterbacks throughout his career including Brett Favre, Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford. He's also called plays for a Super Bowl-winning team when he was Seattle's offensive coordinator during their Super Bowl XLVIII victory.
Bevell was Jacksonville's offensive coordinator in 2021. He also served as the team's interim head coach for the final four games and led the team to a Week 18 victory over Indianapolis that eliminated the Colts from a playoff berth. Bevell worked closely with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who set a Jaguars rookie record with 3,641 passing yards. The mark ranked 11th in NFL rookie history.
Bevell spent two seasons (2019-20) as offensive coordinator for Detroit. He helped the Lions finish with the NFL's 10th-best passing offense in both 2019 (243.8) and 2020 (256.5). The Lions were the only team in the NFL to have four different running backs with at least 200 yards rushing in 2019. Bevell spent the final five games of the 2020 campaign as Detroit's interim head coach.
From 2011-17, Bevell was Seattle's offensive coordinator. He helped the Seahawks earn five playoff berths, win three NFC West titles, two NFC championships and one Super Bowl (XLVIII) in that span. Seattle had eight different players combine for 17 Pro Bowl selections during his seven seasons. Two players earned first-team All-Pro honors. The Seahawks had the NFL's second-best rushing offense (131.9) in that span and Seattle's cumulative passer rating of 95.7 was fourth in the league.
During his final six seasons (2012-17) in Seattle, Bevell worked closely with quarterback Russell Wilson, who entered the NFL as a third-round pick (75th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson had the most wins (65), best passer rating (98.8), third-best interception rate (1.98), fourth-most passing touchdowns (161), fifth- highest completion percentage (64.0) and sixth-most passing yards (22,176) ever by a quarterback in his first six NFL seasons.
Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII at the end of the 2014 season as Bevell oversaw the best rushing offense in the NFL. The Seahawks averaged 172.6 rushing yards per game, a full 25 yards per game more than any other team in the league. Running back Marshawn Lynch tied for the NFL lead with 13 rushing touchdowns and earned a Pro Bowl selection and second-team All-Pro honors.
Bevell spent five seasons (2006-10) as offensive coordinator for Minnesota, where he helped the Vikings win the NFC North twice and advance to the NFC Championship game in 2009. In his tenure, Bevell helped eight different offensive players earn a total of 15 Pro Bowl selections. Two players earned a total of five first- team All-Pro honors. Running back Adrian Peterson (2007) and wide receiver Percy Harvin (2009) both won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
The Vikings were fourth in the NFL in yards per carry (4.51) from 2006-10. They also ranked fifth in total rushing yards (10,646) and rushing touchdowns (84). Bevell was Minnesota's offensive coordinator when they drafted Peterson in 2007. During his four years coaching him, Peterson rushed for at least 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns each season. Peterson set the NFL's single-game rushing record with 296 yards in 2007.
Bevell's first NFL coaching job came in 2000 when he joined Green Bay as an offensive assistant/quality control. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2003, where he first coached Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. In Bevell's first season as quarterbacks coach, Favre led the NFL with 32 touchdown passes. In 2004, the Packers set a then-team record with 4,449 net passing yards and ranked third in the NFL in total offense (397.3).
Bevell coached wide receivers at Connecticut from 1998-99. In 1998, the Huskies advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals and scored a then-school record 461 points.
Bevell's first coaching position came at Westmar University in 1996 as passing game coordinator/ quarterbacks coach. He moved to Iowa State in 1997 as a graduate assistant.
Bevell was a four-year starting quarterback (1992-95) at Wisconsin. He is still the school's all-time leading passer (7,686 yards) and at one point held more than 20 team and conference records. As a sophomore in 1993, Bevell helped Wisconsin clinch a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 1962 and win the school's first Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1994. His 67.8 completion percentage in 1993 was a Big Ten record until 2010.
He began his collegiate career at Northern Arizona in 1989. After redshirting one season, Bevell went on a two-year Mormon mission in Cleveland from 1990-91.
A Yuma, Arizona native, Bevell and his wife, Tammy, have three daughters, Kylie, Morgan and Hailey.