Seahawks fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
A dismal defensive performance from the Seahawks in 2021 has cost Ken Norton Jr. his job.
The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Norton's exit comes following the Seahawks' first losing season since 2011, one in which the defense was particularly culpable. Seattle allowed 379.1 yards per game in 2021, the fifth-most in the NFL.
Significant changes were expected after the Seahawks finished with a 7-10 record, but it is Norton who has been relieved of his duties rather than head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider. Defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis has also been let go.
Only the Baltimore Ravens (278.9) gave up more passing yards per game than the Seahawks (265.5).