Former Atlanta Falcons head coach, Dan Quinn, who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, is apparently a candidate to be one of the four NFC South head coaches once again.
The Carolina Panthers will be looking to fill their head coaching vacancy following the season. They fired Matt Rhule earlier in the season and promoted Steve Wilks to interim head coach and are apparently looking at Dan Quinn as a possible hire over the offseason.
Carolina Panthers could look to hire a former Falcons head coach
Dan Quinn was just the second coach in the history of the Falcons franchise to take the team to a Super Bowl, and he did it in the second year of his tenure. It was a remarkable turnaround for the team but as fast as it started, it ended just as quickly.
He took the team to the playoffs the following year and then failed to do so in the next two years before he was fired partway through his sixth season as head coach. Ironically, he was fired after a loss to the Panthers.
He went on to reinvent himself as he became the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator. In his first year, he transformed their defense and was considered a hot head coaching candidate over the offseason. He eventually pulled his name out of the running and returned to the Cowboys for another year awaiting a better opportunity.
Now it is rumored that the Panthers will give him a strong look to be their next head coach.
Who knows if he would be willing to take the job since he has shown that he is looking for the perfect opportunity before he will take a job.
It is a smart move by him because usually, you will not get a third opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL. He has to find the right situation so that he doesn’t end up back in the same exact situation, this time permanently.