Denver Broncos Request to Interview Dallas Cowboys DC Quinn for HC Vacancy

The Denver Broncos wrapped up a disastrous 5-12 season with a meaningless 31-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 18, and now they can begin the long climb back to relevance for next season. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos requested to interview Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for their head coaching vacancy.

Quinn has coached the Cowboys defense to top-10 finishes in points allowed in both of his years as DC. He served as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020, compiling a 43-42 record and even coaching the team to a Super Bowl appearance following the 2016 season. He first rose to prominence in the league as DC of the elite Seattle Seahawks defense from 2013 to 2014. The Seahawks ranked first in yards allowed and points allowed in both years and won conference championships in consecutive years.

Quinn has an elite resume as a defensive coach, but defense wasn't the problem this year for the Broncos. The team fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett after a 4-11 start to the season because of the incredible underperformance of their offense, which finished last in the league in points scored. If the Broncos are going to justify last year's massive trade for quarterback Russell Wilson, they'll need to radically transform his side of the ball. Quinn may not be the man to do it.

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