February 20, 2024

The Atlanta Falcons passed over Detroit Lions OC Ben Johnson and DC Aaron Glenn, and now only two vacancies remain in the NFL coaching carousel.

The Atlanta Falcons have reportedly agreed to hire Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as their new coach, leaving just two head coaching jobs—the Commanders and Seahawks—available.

Given that both defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and offensive coordinator Ben Johnson were contenders to join the Falcons, this is a crucial domino to fall for the Detroit Lions. In fact, Atlanta supposedly asked to interview Glenn and Johnson again, face-to-face, according to ESPN’s Mike Rothstein. But that never happened before Morris was surrounded by the Falcons.

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But the Lions are still very much in the woods. Regardless of whether the Lions make it to the Super Bowl or not, Glenn and Johnson are both strong contenders for the Commander position, and they are both scheduled to have in-person interviews in Detroit at some point next week. Particularly, since Johnson has been the front-runner since the start of the search, there are a lot of rumors regarding his chances of being hired as the Commander.

Nevertheless, Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik has already conducted two interviews with Washington, while Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has already set up a third session with the Commanders.

The Seahawks coaching search has been one of the quietest of the bunch thus far, but Johnson reportedly had a virtual interview with Seattle last weekend. There has been no reported interest in Glenn.

Per Adam Schefter, the Seahawks and Commanders are both expected to wait until at least next week to make their hires.

That said, Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has already scheduled a third interview with the Commanders, while Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik has already had a pair of interviews with Washington.

The Seahawks coaching search has been one of the quietest of the bunch thus far, but Johnson reportedly had a virtual interview with Seattle last weekend. There has been no reported interest in Glenn.

Per Adam Schefter, the Seahawks and Commanders are both expected to wait until at least next week to make their hires.

That said, Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has already scheduled a third interview with the Commanders, while Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik has already had a pair of interviews with Washington.

The Seahawks coaching search has been one of the quietest of the bunch thus far, but Johnson reportedly had a virtual interview with Seattle last weekend. There has been no reported interest in Glenn.

Per Adam Schefter, the Seahawks and Commanders are both expected to wait until at least next week to make their hires.

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