The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll are not messing around.
"There's guys up for jobs now, and this is that time of year when stuff happens, and we'll see what goes on", Carroll said.
Although they still managed to finish with a 9-7 record, Seattle was absolutely decimated with injuries throughout the 2017-18 season and looks to immediately turn things around next season.
It's unclear who the Seahawks will turn to as a replacement for Bevell.
Richard has been with Carroll dating to Carroll's days as USC's head coach. He replaced Jeremy Bates, who followed Carroll to Seattle from USC but was sacked after one season.
The Seahawks also ended the 2014 season with perhaps the most infamous play in Super Bowl history, an interception of Wilson by Malcolm Butler at the one-yard line in the final seconds that preserved a 28-24 New England victory.
Bevell's playcalling helped put Seattle at or near the top of the league in rushing from 2012-2015.
However, the last two seasons have seen a slump in the ground game. Additionally, he led the Seahawks in rushing with 586 yards and three touchdowns. Seattle finished fourth overall in points and passing yards (4,061) and third overall in rushing (2,268).