BREAKING: Atlanta Falcons extend Quinn and Dimitroff

Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn (YouTube)

Quinn and Dimitroff extended through 2022

The Atlanta Falcons announced early Wednesday morning that they will extend both Head Coach, Dan Quinn, and General Manager, Thomas Dimitroff, to 3-year extensions through 2022.

Arthur Blank commented on his idea to extend the two, “The partnership between Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff has proven to be as successful as we envision back in 2015”. Blank then went on to state how Quinn and Dimitroff are as good of leaders as you can get in the NFL, and how their vision together is excellent for the team. He wrapped up his statement by saying, “My expectations for our team to represent our city and fans well on and off the field remain very high and so does my confidence in Dan and Thomas to make that happen”.

Dan Quinn has completed three seasons as head coach for the Falcons, owning a record of 29-19 with two postseason appearances. In 2016 he led the Falcons to an NFC Championship, advancing to the franchise’s 2nd Super Bowl. Quinn also helped the Falcons become the only team in the NFC to make the playoffs in both 2016 and 2017.

Two-time Executive of the Year, Thomas Dimitroff, is another reason why the Falcons have been on the uprise the last few seasons. After joining the team in 2008, he made the Falcons relevant again, having five straight winning seasons, from 2008-2012. Dimitroff’s first draft pick as GM for the Atlanta Falcons was Matt Ryan in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Since Quinn and Dimitroff have paired together, they have drafted guys such as Vic Beasley, Keanu Neal, Deion Jones, Grady Jarrett, Tevin Coleman, Takk McKinley, and Austin Hooper. They both have two of the smartest minds in football, and with Quinn’s defensive mind plus Dimitroff’s ability to orchestrate a roster, the future looks bright for the Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons had a historically great offense in 2016 with MVP Matt Ryan taking snaps. In 2017 with a new offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian, the offense took a little hit, but the defense continued to show they are a top 10 defense. After being the only team in the NFC with back-to-back playoff appearances in 2016 and 2017, Atlanta will look to continue their success with their all-around great team in 2018.

Ryan Andrews | @Ry_And1

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