II: Seattle Seahawks
As painful as it is to say this, the Seattle Seahawks are an NFC Western Division rival that has admired the style of the LA Rams, ever since the Rams hired Sean McVay to be the head coach in 2017. And the Seahawks have never hesitated to poach quality coaches from the Rams coaching staff in the past, so this is an undeniable landing site for Raheem Morris as a new head coach.
How does any NFL team truly replace a long-time head coach who has the quality of legendary? In a phrase? You don't. The Seattle Seahawks had found many years and great success with head coach Pete Carroll. Now that Carroll will no longer be at the helm, the Seahawks must forge a new chapter.
Of course, if the Seahawks valued the positive qualities of Pete Carroll, then they will find a lot to love about Raheem Morris. Morris checks all of the boxes for the Seahawks. He is a former head coach, is beloved by players, is a great motivator and communicator, and understands the NFC Western Division as well as if not better than any other head coach candidate who may be up for consideration.
As much as LA Rams fans have derided Morris as the Rams DC, nobody who thinks the matter through fully and objective would want Morris to take over as the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Morris is a savvy veteran who not only knows football through and through, but he knows the NFC West incredibly well, and the LA Rams best of all.
Hiring Rams DC Raheem Morris has all of the trapping of a Seahawks move, which is why they appear so high on this list. But there is one team that is even a more logical landing site, and we will discuss why on the very next slide.