The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that they’ve hired former Chiefs DC Bob Sutton as a senior assistant on Dan Quinn’s staff.
Quinn has made the decision to overhaul the team’s coaching staff and he plans to be heavily involved on defense. However, it appears as though he wanted to bring in someone with prior coaching experience to help out in some areas.
Sutton, 67, began his coaching career back in 1972 as a graduate assistant at Michigan. He took his first NFL coach job several years when he agreed to become the Jets’ LBs coach for the 2000 season.
From there, Sutton worked his way up to Senior defensive assistant/LBs coach before departing to become the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator in 2013.
In 2018, the Chiefs’ defense ranked No. 24 in points allowed, No. 31 in total yards allowed, No. 27 in rushing yards allowed and No. 31 in passing yards allowed.