ESPN reports that the Washington Commanders are appointing Dan Quinn, the current defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, as their new coach.

 Quinn succeeded Ron Rivera after the season ended, and Adam Peters was appointed as the general manager.

 Washington had interviews with Mike Macdonald, Aaron Glenn, Anthony Weaver, Bobby Slowik, Eric Bieniemy, and Ben Johnson, but Johnson did not intend to leave the Lions.

Washington's general manager, Adam Peters, stressed the necessity for a coach with leadership, communication, honesty, directness, and upfrontness.

The length of Quinn's contract is unknown at this time; however, accords typically cover a period of five seasons.

 There is potential for Rivera to take over Quinn's position in Dallas, with Joe Whitt Jr., Al Harris, and Aden Durde being potential internal contenders.

Quinn previously held the position of head coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020, leading them to the Super Bowl in 2016.

Over the course of Quinn's first three seasons as head coach, the Falcons finished with a record of 29-19 thanks to his leadership.