Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh’s 49-man bench list will shrink by one if he gets the position of head coach. After interviewing at least five teams during the offseason, Saleh has been a popular candidate.
Former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn joined the Dallas Cowboys as defensive coordinator after sacking Mike Nolan after the Dallas Cowboys’ defeat in 2020.
Quinn served as the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, when they ranked second in scoring in both years. They also ranked third in yardage in ’13 and first in yardage in ’14. He took over as the head coach of the Falcons in 201
His experience in using defensive planning during the first four seasons of Saleh with the 49ers, combined with his familiarity with Shanahan, made him a popular name among the coaches who might take over as a coach in San Francisco DC.