Russell Wilson hinted at brand new name into the coaching discussion

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

Russell Wilson has tossed in a new name to the pool of candidates the Denver Broncos are likely to consider for head coach.

The Denver Broncos got ahead of Black Monday this season and fired Nathaniel Hackett well before the 2022 season ended. Whether or not Hackett was the true crux of the Broncos’ issues, we’ll find out soon enough. He lasted less than a full season.

With the Broncos firing their coach before the end of the season, it positioned them in an advantageous spot. They were able to get out in front of coaching discussions and start securing interviews with various candidates before other teams may have been able to officially.

We already knew that Sean Payton and Jim Harbaugh were on the Broncos list, but now there’s another person they’re eyeing, too, and Russell Wilson hinted at it before it was confirmed.

Broncos add Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to the coaching candidate list

According to Ian Rapoport, Dan Quinn, who is currently employed by the Dallas Cowboys as defensive coordinator is someone the Broncos have requested permission to speak with.

The Broncos eyed him last year but obviously ultimately went with Hackett.

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson mentioned Quinn last night alongside Payton, Harbaugh, and current Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero:

Considering the three names Wilson mentioned have been confirmed by reports, expect Evero to get the shoulder tap for an interview soon, too. He’s internal, so the Broncos know him well and are familiar with him.

Quinn, as well as his offensive counterpart, Kellen Moore, are likely to get interest this offseason for the number of coaching opportunities that could be available.

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