The Atlanta Falcons had appeared to be zeroing in on a pair of candidates for their head coaching vacancy. Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn were two candidates that seemed to be high on Atlanta’s list.
The Falcons can cross one of those names off the list of available candidates as Bowles accepted the New York Jets head coaching job on Tuesday night.
However, Quinn appears to be equally intrigued by the Falcons opening. According to Dianna Russini of NBC 4 in Washington D.C., Quinn wants the Falcons job.
With Quinn potentially unable to accept the job for another three weeks if Seattle makes the Super Bowl, the question is can the Falcons wait for him to become available?
Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Falcons front office remains interested in Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin as well. Austin is getting a second interview with the Falcons this week and may prove to be Atlanta’s choice if they are unwilling to wait for Quinn.
Will Quinn become a victim of the Seahawks’ success and have the available jobs dry up before he can jump an opportunity? It’s possible, but with the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos also showing some interest, there may be a team willing to wait for Quinn’s services.