Report: Jonathan Gannon out of running for at least one NFL head coaching job
It appears Jonathan Gannon won’t be heading to the Denver Broncos this offseason. According to Benjamin Allbright, the Broncos have narrowed down the candidates for their head coach opening, and Jonathan Gannon isn’t among the three names remaining.
The final three candidates are Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell.
Many have reported Gannon to have interviewed well but just didn’t fit what the Broncos were looking for. So far this offseason, Gannon has interviewed with the Broncos, Texans, and Minnesota Vikings for their head coach vacancies.
One key note through all the interviews is that it’s been made clear Gannon interviewed well with all the teams he spoke with. You often don’t hear that about a candidate, and even if he doesn’t get hired now, he will surely be in the running once again next offseason.
The Eagles defensive coordinator has been reported to be in the lead for the Texans’ head coach opening, with former Eagles quarterback Josh McCown also in the running.
There haven’t been any recent updates about Gannon and the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings interviewed him on Thursday and are still on their first round of interviews.
If he were to land a head coaching gig this offseason, the likely landing spot for Gannon is with the Texans. But based on reports that Houston wants to be “cutting edge” with their hire, they will likely go with McCown. So while Philadelphia might have their DC back next season, it probably won’t be for long.
Looking across the league, discussions about Doug Pederson being hired have gone quiet. Pederson was hailed as one of the top options this offseason but has quickly fallen off, with his name no longer on any team’s shortlist. One of the biggest critiques that led to Pederson’s firing last season was his staff, and you have to think it happened once again.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer