Dan Quinn suddenly has a lot of extra time on his hands, and he’ll be using some of it to speak with the Carolina Panthers.
According to Sports Illustrated senior NFL reporter Albert Breer, the Panthers are planning on interviewing Quinn for their head-coaching vacancy on Wednesday. The Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, per Breer, is also set to talk to the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Commanders and the Los Angeles Chargers about their openings.
Quinn got his start on the NFL sidelines as a defensive quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 2001. He’d also pick up stints as the defensive line coach for San Francisco in 2003, the Miami Dolphins in 2005, the New York Jets in 2007 and the Seattle Seahawks in 2009.
The Morristown, N.J. native became a popular name for his work with the Seahawks. After taking off for the University of Florida for a couple of years, Quinn returned to Seattle as the team’s defensive coordinator for 2013 and 2014.
He’d then get his first head-coaching gig with the Atlanta Falcons the year after, a run highlighted by an NFC championship from the 2016 campaign. The Falcons went 43-42 under Quinn from 2015 to 2020.
Quinn has spent the last three seasons heading the Dallas defense.