Dan Quinn is a popular guy during this NFL coaching cycle. Another team has reportedly requested to interview him for its head coach opening.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero , the Chicago Bears hope to interview Quinn to fill their vacant head coach position. After a disappointing 6-11 season, Chicago fired Matt Nagy as coach. The team was in a 2nd-half slump against the Minnesota Vikings.
The #Bears have put in a request to interview #Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their head coaching job, source said. His third request.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2022
Quinn was a head coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 and led them to the Super Bowl. Quinn is the Cowboys’ first defensive coordinator. He made the Cowboys one of the most respected in the NFL.
Dallas is the NFL’s leader in turnovers with 34 missed tackles from opposing teams. Micah Parsons, the Cowboys’ Defensive Rookie-of-the Year nominee, is seventh in total defense.
The Bears are the latest team to request an interview with Quinn to be their head coach. Also, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos reached out to Quinn. Quinn stated that he would not meet with the Jaguars prior to the end of the season. However, reportedly did not decline an interview following the year.
Chicago is also reportedly interviewing Doug Pederson, former Philadelphia Eagles coach.
Green Bay Packers’ offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will be considered a top candidate for the NFL coaching job. , a rival NFC North side team, is interested.
The Chicago Bears asked Hackett to be their new coach less than 24 hours after they fired Matt Nagy, according to Tom Pelissero , NFL Network.
Chicago fired Nagy Monday after a 6-11 season that culminated in a second-half defeat against the Minnesota Vikings. This was another NFC North team searching for a coach.
After firing Ryan Pace, the Bears are now looking for a general manager. Pace, who was with the Bears for seven years, oversaw two playoff appearances. Both were under Nagy’s direction since 2018.
Chicago is asking for a lot of head coach interviews. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter , the Bears have sent requests to Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive and defensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles. They also hope to interview Leslie Frazier, the defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator of Buffalo Bills, to replace Nagy.
The Bears are actively involved in the search for Pace’s replacement. Two Cleveland Browns executives have been interviewed and one for the Indianapolis Colts. With the support of Bill Polian, Chicago chairman George H. McCaskey and legendary coach Bill Polian, the search is underway.