Darrell Bevell to Return to Dolphins

Miami Dolphins QB Coach Darrell Bevell
Miami Dolphins QB Coach Darrell Bevell
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NFL Divisional - Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Darrell Bevell will return for 2023, according to a report from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Bevell had offensive coordinator interviews lined up with the New York Jets and Washington Commanders but has formally declined both amid his decision.

The Dolphins hired Bevell to their staff after serving as the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator and interim head coach in 2021. Bevell also held an interim head coach role with the Detroit Lions and served as offensive coordinator for the Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings.

Under Bevell, the Dolphins passing attack finished with a fourth-best 33.0% offensive passing DVOA. Wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle both finished top-four in receiving DYAR, with Waddle leading the league in receiving DVOA. Miami is the first team with two players top-four in receiving DYAR since the 2014 Packers. 

Tua Tagovailoa took a significant leap at quarterback, finishing fourth in DYAR and second in DVOA among quarterbacks. In his two years prior to Bevell, Tagovailoa never finished a season with a positive DVOA. 


2 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2023, 12:24pm

#1 by johonny12 // Jan 19, 2023 - 9:24am

From what I read, he's not 100% returning. He turned down to interviews with teams where the head coach isn't exactly established and a one and done season might be the result for whomever takes the post. He seemed open to interviewing for future OC positions (I.E. new hires in Denver etc . . .). 

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#2 by mehllageman56 // Jan 19, 2023 - 12:24pm

People refusing to interview for a Dan Snyder franchise isn't news.  The Jets dragged themselves out of the sewer hole (best season in DVOA and wins since 2015), and Woody kicked them back by forcing the lesser LaFleur out, although the recent Athletic article gives reasons why LaFleur needed to go... but also reasons to have taken Fields instead of Wilson.  Not surprised Bevell would prefer Miami even if he's friends with Saleh and crew.

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