5 Head coach candidates Cleveland Browns could consider in 2023

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Cleveland Browns head coach candidate No. 4: Dan Quinn, Cowboys DC

Dan Quinn is one of those coaches that every player loves. He was a part of the Seattle Seahawks’ impressive run during their ‘Legion of Boom’ years. In 2009 and 2010, he was the defensive line coach and assistant head coach but then left for two years to take a coordinator role at Florida.

He returned in 2013 to replace Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator and the Seahawks immediately went to the Super Bowl. That was also the year they beat the high-flying Denver Broncos 43-8.

During his time with Seattle, players were outspoken about their love of playing for Quinn. That continued in Atlanta as he got his first head coaching gig with the Falcons. Early success was again found as he took the Dirty Birds to the Super Bowl in his second season but unfortunately, that was the game where they choked away a 23-8 lead.

Quinn was let go during the 2020 season but has recovered in a huge way. He joined the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff and turned their defense from one of the worst in the NFL to one of the best. They’re suddenly among the leaders in sacks and turnovers.

On top of that, he showed he can still serve as a head coach, leading Dallas to a win over the New Orleans Saints when Mike McCarthy had COVID in 2021.

This offseason, Quinn was a hot name and the Chicago Bears seemed very interested. In the end, he was giving a lot of money to stay in Dallas, so it won’t be cheap to lure him away. But if they did, the Cleveland defense would be vastly improved. And apparently, it could lead to Micah Parsons joining the Browns one day since he loves the coach so much, he openly says he will follow him wherever he goes.