by KOMO Staff & Associated Press
Jim Zorn is viewed in a describe courting from his time as the Seahawks’ quarterback coach. (File describe)
SEATTLE – Extinct Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn has been named the coach and total manager of the XFL’s Seattle franchise.
The novel league’s commissioner, Oliver Luck, made the announcement Monday in a Twitter posting.
“I watched Jim Zorn play for the @Seahawks, a selection franchise, and I modified into as soon as completely captivated alongside with his kind of play,” Luck mentioned. “He modified into as soon as revolutionary. He modified into as soon as ingenious. He did all those things as a participant that we’re searching to entire as a league.”
Zorn, 65, modified into as soon as the first initiating quarterback within the history of the Seahawks origin in 1976 and done 9 seasons in Seattle thru the 1984 season.
He furthermore served as an assistant coach for the Seahawks all the way thru two stints, at the side of quarterbacks coach from 2001-07, and modified into as soon as the Washington Redskins’ head coach within the 2008 and ’09 seasons.
The novel version of the XFL plans to birth play in 2020 with teams in eight cities. The soccer league’s long-established version folded after proper one season in 2001.