The Chicago Bears announced Saturday that they have officially completed interviews with head coach candidates Todd Bowles and Dan Quinn.
Here’s the updated list of candidates for the Bears’ job:
- Colts DC Matt Eberflus (Finalist)
- Former Eagles HC Doug Pederson (Interviewed)
- Bills OC Brian Daboll (Interviewed)
- Packers OC Nathaniel Hackett (Interviewed)
- Former Dolphins HC Brian Flores (Interviewed)
- Former Lions HC Jim Caldwell (Interviewed)
- Bills DC Leslie Frazier (Interviewed)
- Buccaneers OC Byron Leftwich (Interviewed)
- Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles (Interviewed)
- Cowboys DC Dan Quinn (Interviewed)
Quinn, 51, got his start in the NFL in 2001 with the 49ers as a defensive quality control coach before being promoted to defensive line coach. He spent time with the Dolphins, Jets, and Seahawks in the same position before being promoted to defensive coordinator in Seattle in 2013.
Quinn was hired by the Falcons as their head coach in 2015. He helped guide the team to a Super Bowl appearance in his second year in 2016.
The Cowboys hired Quinn as their defensive coordinator this past January.
As the Falcons head coach, Quinn led the team to a record of 43-42 (50.5 percent) over the course of six seasons, which includes two playoff appearances.
Bowles, 58, began his NFL coaching career with the Packers back in 1995 as a player personnel staff member before working for a number of teams including the Jets, Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, and Cardinals.
The Jets hired Bowles as their head coach for the 2015 season and signed him to an extension last through 2020 last year. However, he was fired following the 2018 season.
From there, the Buccaneers hired him as their defensive coordinator in 2019.
During his four years as Jets’ head coach, Bowles led the team to a record of 24-40 (37.4 percent) and no playoff appearances.