SEATTLE — Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn is already in hot demand for NFL teams that ditched their head coaches after the regular season came to a close Sunday.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed at his Monday afternoon news conference that “there have been calls coming in” about Quinn, but he wouldn’t go into detail and said he would let other teams speak for themselves.
Quinn reportedly is being courted by the San Francisco 49ers, a NFC West rival, among others.
Josina Anderson of ESPN reported Monday that the 49ers have requested permission to interview Quinn along with Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
Quinn is available to speak to the 49ers this week, NBC Sports reports, since the Seahawks have a first-round playoff bye.
Meanwhile, Manish Meta, the New York Daily News reporter covering the New York Jets, reported that Jets owner Woody Johnson and consultants and former GM’s Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf will fly into Seattle Saturday to interview Quinn for the Jets head coaching job.
According to the Seattle Times, Quinn is also receiving interest from the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons; two other teams looking to fill a vacant head coaching spot.
Quinn took over as the defensive coach in January, 2013, following Gus Bradley’s departure for the Jacksonville Jaguars.