The final head coaching vacancy on the NFL coaching carousel got filled on Thursday. The Washington Commanders hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach.
From a Lions standpoint, of course, the hiring means that defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn will not be leaving for Washington. Glenn was one of the finalists for the position, including an in-person second interview this week.
Glenn wasn’t the only Lions assistant coach who the Commanders courted. Detroit offensive coordinator Ben Johnson withdrew his name from consideration earlier this week while the Commanders were headed to Detroit for another interview.