Monday AM update: The Falcons are naming Raheem Morris their interim head coach, per Vaughn McClure.
UPDATE: The Falcons made the news official Sunday evening. The team has fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Team President and CEO Rich McKay will take over day-to-day oversight of football operations in the interim and the team will announce an interim head coach on Monday.
Dan Quinn managed to save his job last season after starting the 2019 season 1-7, but this year he won’t have a chance to win six of the his final eight games. Quinn will be let go, per The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz.
The Falcons' firing of Dan Quinn has been all but finalized and an announcement could come Monday or Tuesday, a source told @TheAthletic. The Falcons have started 0-5 for the first time since 1997 and Quinn is 14-23 since 2018. @TheAthleticNFL— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) October 11, 2020
Quinn, known for his defense in Seattle, was able to get the Falcons to the Super Bowl and secure a 28-3 lead over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, but we know how that turned out. He will finish his tenure with the Falcons with a 43-40 record, but Quinn’s Falcons have gone 14-23 since 2018. With an offense that usually put up big numbers, the Falcons defense could never get on track, which was Quinn’s specialty when defensive coordinator in Seattle.