With the Seattle Seahawks hiring Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald as their subsequent head coach, the Washington Commanders are the NFL’s lone head-coaching emptiness.
The group has interviewed a number of candidates and Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is among the many finalists for the place.
In contrast to Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, who was believed to be the favourite to land the job earlier than informing the Commanders on Tuesday that he was not , Quinn plans to just accept the job if he’s provided, in keeping with David Moore of the Dallas Morning Information.
“Quinn has made it recognized he can be pleased to return to Dallas for a fourth season as defensive coordinator if the Commanders flip elsewhere,” Moore wrote. “However he’s able to sort out one other likelihood at being a head coach.”
Quinn interviewed with the Commanders twice, together with Tuesday afternoon earlier than the group’s entrance workplace flew to Detroit for second interviews with Johnson and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.
The 53-year-old Quinn has spent the final three seasons because the Cowboys DC after a five-plus-year stint as the pinnacle coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
He’s been a scorching commodity over the last two teaching cycles given his earlier head-coaching expertise, which included a 43-42 file with two playoff appearances and one Tremendous Bowl look.
If he doesn’t land the Washington job, Quinn could possibly be in prime place subsequent offseason to succeed Mike McCarthy because the Cowboys head coach ought to they fail to make a deep playoff run once more.
McCarthy has one yr left on his deal, and wanting an inconceivable run to the Tremendous Bowl, it’s anticipated the group will transfer on from him after the 2024 season.