We have covered Dan Quinn, the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, extensively as the New York Jets look for a new head coach. Quinn is one of the top available candidates, and here is my profile on him.
Woody Johnson, Charley Casserly & Ron Wolf will be flying 2 Seattle to interview Seahawks DC Dan Quinn for Jets HC job on Saturday, I'm told— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 30, 2014
Per league rules, Jets next opportunity to interview Dan Quinn (after Saturday) will be after the Seahawks are eliminated from playoffs #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 30, 2014
Jets brass will have as much as four hours to meet with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on Saturday, per league rules.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 30, 2014
Johnson had said in a perfect world, he’d prefer to hire GM before HC, but it wasn’t a requirement.— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) December 30, 2014
Although Jets are interviewing Dan Quinn in Seattle on Saturday, I'm told organization's preference is to first get a GM in place #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 30, 2014
The team needs to move fast if they want to get a high profile candidate, especially one like Quinn who is sought after by multiple teams. Two years ago, they took their time selecting John Idzik as a general manager, and some believe that they lost out on better candidates by taking too long.