The New York Giants are searching for their next head coach. After hiring Joe Schoen as the team’s next General Manager, the Giants are now focused on finding Joe Judge’s replacement. New York fired Head Coach Joe Judge after two seasons. Brian Daboll seems to be the frontrunner for the Giants’ vacancy, but New York completed an interview with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn today. Dan Quinn might not be the fan favorite, but he could make a serious run for the job.
Could Dan Quinn be the next head coach?
Dan Quinn is one of the older head coaching candidates. Quinn is 51 and his coaching career began in 1994. The Giants’ head coaching candidate’s career took off in 2013 when he became the defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. Quinn helped construct the “Legion of Boom,” one of the best defensive units to ever grace a football field. Dan Quinn and the Seahawks won a Super Bowl on the backs of their great defenders in 2014.
After spending time with the Seattle Seahawks, Dan Quinn became the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn was the Falcons’ head coach from 2015-2020 before ultimately being fired. In 2016, the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl before their infamous 28-3 collapse.
Dan Quinn finished his stint in Atlanta with an overall head coaching record of 43-42. The Falcons made it to the postseason in two of Quinn’s six years as head coach. The Giants could consider Dan Quinn as their next head coach based on his experience and ability to lead a time to the big game. Some coaches learn from their mistakes, and Dan Quinn could improve on his second go-around. However, fans might not want to take that risk after the Giants recently gave Pat Shurmur a second head coaching chance that failed within two seasons.
While Dan Quinn seems to be a serious candidate for the New York Giants’ head-coaching job, all signs point toward Brian Daboll and Brian Flores being the frontrunners for the position with Dan Quinn being a darkhorse candidate.