The Seattle Seahawks shocked the world on Wednesday when it was announced that Pete Carroll would not be returning as head coach. The report did say that Carroll might remain in the organization but his tenure as the Seahawks head coach is over.
Ian Rapoport posted on X that the ideal replacement for Carroll in Seattle is none other than Dan Quinn, who spent two years in 2013 and 2014 serving as the Seahawks defensive coordinator.
Seahawks looking to replace Pete Carroll with Dan Quinn
During Quinn's tenure in Seattle, the Seahawks defense was one of the most lethal in the NFL. Known as "The Legion of Boom", Quinn's defenses were a force to be reckoned with and made the 2013 Denver Broncos, who were an offensive juggernaut, look downright awful in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Eventually, Quinn was going to land a head coaching job and that came in 2015 when he was hired by the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn spent five full seasons in Atlanta before getting fired during his sixth year. In only his second year at the helm in Atlanta, Quinn led the Falcons to an NFC championship where they fell to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
After losing his job in Atlanta, Quinn signed on to be the Cowboys defensive coordinator and that Dallas defense has been humming since he's arrived. It's no wonder that Dan Quinn is the man the Seahawks want for the job.