Broncos Meeting With Established Head Coaching Candidate on Friday

Larry Rupp
The Denver Broncos are meeting with an established head coaching candidate on Friday.
The Denver Broncos are meeting with an established head coaching candidate on Friday. / AP Photos/Jack Dempsey

The Denver Broncos now own the second-longest playoff drought in the AFC after posting a dreadful 5-12 record in 2022. Head coach Nathaniel Hackett didn't even make it through the year before getting fired, but the team is wasting no time searching for a new leader.

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Denver is set to meet with Dan Quinn in person on Friday. Quinn has spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have finished among the top 10 NFL teams in points allowed per game as well as total DVOA rating in both campaigns under his guidance.

Of course, Quinn is a candidate who also comes with head coaching experience. He led the Atlanta Falcons to a 43-42 record and two playoff berths from 2015 to 2020. The Falcons came close to winning a Super Bowl with Quinn, too, before infamously blowing a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in 2016.

Keep in mind Quinn was one of the favorites to land Denver's head coaching gig last year before losing out to the offensive-minded Hackett. While his expertise is on the defensive side, Quinn has proven he can find talented offensive coaches as well, as Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur both worked with him in Atlanta.

Quinn is going to have to impress the Broncos' new owners, however, as a few other big names have been floated around in Denver, including former Super Bowl-winning head coach Sean Payton. For now, Quinn will focus on leading his defense against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round.

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