The Atlanta Falcons are expected to hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator as their new head coach.
NFL teams who are in need of a new head coach are forbidden to speak to Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as his team is still in the playoffs.
However, the Atlanta Falcons have reportedly made up their minds on who will replace Mike Smith. The Seahawks are expecting to lose Quinn, and the Falcons have privately told people that they plan on hiring him.
Quinn has guided the Seahawks to two consecutive seasons of being on top defensively, and they won a Super Bowl under his tutelage while they have a chance at repeating. Defensive backs coach Kris Richard is expected to fill the void.
Ian Rapoport leaked the Falcons’ alleged new head coach on Twitter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2015