Denver Broncos head coach option Dan Quinn could be lured to New York

Nov 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn waves to the crowd prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Action Network, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is the odds-on favorite to be the next head coach of the Denver Broncos.

General manager George Paton is conducting an extensive search including 10 candidates from across the league. Yet, all fingers point to Quinn taking over for Vic Fangio this offseason.

However, it seems a new contender for Quinn entered the fray.

The New York Giants have requested an interview with Quinn for their vacant head coaching position according to the New York Post. Quinn is a top candidate, so requests at this time are probably not a shock to Paton. However, this offer may be a little different.

Quinn, born in Morristown, New Jersey, could look at the Giants head coaching job as a chance to return to the Tri-state area.

Additionally, the Giants have a few other selling points that could tempt Quinn to stay in the NFC East.

Giants could be real threat to Broncos for Quinn’s services

First, the Giants recently named Joe Schoen as their next general manager.

Schoen takes over for Dave Gettleman who retired following the 2021 season. The former Buffalo Bills assistant general manager comes highly regarded serving as Brandon Beane‘s right-hand man.

The appeal of working with a sought-after candidate like Schoen may provide Quinn with a similar experience he would have with Paton in Denver. Furthermore, the New York Giants have lower expectations than the Broncos. The team is has had a combined 22 wins in the last five seasons.

The Giants head into this offseason armed with multiple picks in the first in the top-seven selections, meaning not only have they been bad, but those big-time picks could help lure Quinn. Therefore, low expectations, a weak division and an opportunity to add two premium players could entice Quinn to coach the Giants.

New York also has the luxury of rolling with former sixth overall selection Daniel Jones at quarterback. If Quinn does not like that option the team could opt to draft a young signal-caller early or package their picks to grab an elite quarterback.

Finally, the Giants are owned by CEO John Mara and co-owner Steve Tisch. The Mara family has owned the team since its inception in 1925. The stability at ownership provides a sense of security the Broncos currently do not.

 

Even though it seems doubtful that questions about ownership weigh heavily on a coach’s decision, they should. And in the Mile High City, there is no owner currently.

So, while Dan Quinn may still land in Denver, the Broncos are not the only horse in the race anymore.

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