Recent report on Broncos’ HC search drops huge bombshell
A recent report from Mike Klis of 9News gives some solid direction for the Broncos head coach search, but one major name is shockingly omitted. The team has literally zero room to get this next head coach wrong, and my concern is that they are already heading in that direction.
Mike Klis reported what seemed to be out there for a little bit. Both Jim Harbaugh and Sean Payton seem to be the top choices for the Denver Broncos and their head coaching search after firing Nathaniel Hackett.
Klis further indicated that if the team misses out on Harbaugh and Payton, their top two choices, their next choice may actually be Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. He names Frank Reich as someone who the team had initial interest in, but perhaps may not be in the mix now.
The team apparently favoring Dan Quinn over Frank Reich would be a massive, massive mistake, and is something that I hope the team does not have to consider.
Benjamin Allbright, who also has his share of connections, indicated on Twitter earlier that Klis’ report of the team favoring Quinn over Reich is accurate.
Dan Quinn would be an OK hire, in my opinion. I have personally cooled off on his candidacy since last year seeing as there are much bigger names available.
Quinn’s tenure as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons spanned across six seasons. He was fired in 2020 after an 0-5 start and has a 43-42 record in the regular season with just two losing seasons during that nearly six-year stint.
I do think his tenure was largely underwhelming, considering he had the luxury of Matt Ryan in his prime.
Frank Reich by far is the superior candidate. Not only does he have a stronger regular season record than Quinn, but he did it with a change at quarterback each year. He still somehow managed to trot out multiple top-10 scoring offenses with quarterbacks who seemed to be well over the hump.
Reich’s work with veteran quarterbacks and overall success as a head coach is something the Broncos desperately need. Dan Quinn I think has the luxury of propping up his own brand since he’s on the Dallas Cowboys staff.
Perhaps the ownership group does not view Frank Reich as highly since he was fired not too long ago, but it’s clear to see how much worse the Colts have gotten since Reich was given the boot.
Broncos expected to be super aggressive, Sean Payton a top target?
The Denver Broncos are expected to be ultra-aggressive in their pursuit of a new head coach. Would the team trade for Sean Payton?
The Denver Broncos should be targeting Frank Reich more than Dan Quinn. Full stop.