Tuesday Round-Up: Jim Zorn Announced As Head Coach For XFL Seattle

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, February 26 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

From NFL To XFL

The Emerald City is no foreign place for former Seahawks quarterback and Ring of Honor member Jim Zorn. On Monday, the Seahawks Legend was officially announced to be the head coach of Seattle’s XFL team. Zorn is one of three head coaches to be announced so far as the new football league will kick off in February of 2020. He was rumored to join the XFL as a coach earlier this month.

Zorn has a great attitude going into the position, as he’s looking to provide opportunities to develop players that may not have had a chance to get to a professional level. 710 ESPN Seattle quotes Zorn saying, “Certainly in this community, I see players coming and going from the Seahawks team every year, and I’m thinking, ‘Ugh, this guy is really good.’ And I know that even John Schneider and Pete Carroll sometimes have to agonize about letting these players go on their way, when it may be that they’re just not developed enough. So, that’s one of the reasons that I’m trying to get involved with this league, because I love to have influence over young players and develop young players.”

Zorn is extremely well-known in the Seattle sports community as he was the first quarterback in Seahawks franchise history. He played for the Seahawks from 1976 to 1984 and returned to the organization as quarterbacks coach in 2001.

A few former Seahawks players have taken to social media to congratulate Zorn on the recent announcement.

The XFL has eight franchises across the nation including Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington D.C., and New York. Each franchise as just under a year to build their teams up from the ground. The alternative sports league has been revived after running for a single season in 2001.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, as he shares a video he’s featured in highlighting the importance of heart health.

More From Around The Web

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times shares his thoughts on five players the Seahawks may have their eye on at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.

Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune shares his opinion on what the Seahawks may be looking for at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Take a look back at some of the best photos of the Sea Gals backstage during the 2018 NFL season.

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