Seahawks DC Dan Quinn told reporters following their Super Bowl win over the Broncos that he would have been interested in the Browns’ head coaching job had they waited to make a hire.
“I certainly would’ve been interested in the job,” Quinn said,” per Mary Kay Cabot. “It’s the Cleveland Browns. It’s a big-time place.”
The Browns were reportedly interested in Quinn shortly after they parted ways with HC Rob Chudzinski, and although they did interview Quinn, they elected to hire Mike Pettine a few weeks ago.
It appeared as though the Browns were taking their time with a decision regarding their head coaching position, but it appears as though Pettine did enough to convince them to make a move and not wait for either Quinn or Broncos OC Adam Gase who was also reportedly at the top of their wishlist.
This clearly works to the benefit of the Seahawks as they retain one of the better defensive coordinators in the league for at least one more season. Quinn figures to be one of the top coaching candidates in 2015.