Dan Quinn’s chances are up after the report

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There’s a new coach in the top 5 odds of becoming the next Arizona Cardinals head coach.

Former Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn, currently defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, has risen to +750 at DraftKings to replace Kliff Kingsbury as coach of the NFL franchise starting Wednesday morning.

Quinn, who was reportedly interviewed with the Cardinals for the second time Tuesday, was +1500 in the odds at one point Tuesday.

He is now fifth in the next DraftKings Arizona Cardinals coaching ratings, behind former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores (+115), former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (+250), current Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (+ 600) and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans (+650).

Quinn wasn’t even listed as Arizona’s next manager in DraftKings odds last week.

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Quinn, 52, met with the team virtually on Saturday.

NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported he was flown to the Valley on Tuesday night to meet with team owner Michael Bidwill and new general manager Monti Ossenfort.

Quinn is also a top contender for the position of head coach with the Broncos and Colts. He was 43-42 in parts of six seasons as manager of the Falcons, which included two postseason trips and a loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI at the end of the 2016 season. He was fired by the Falcons after a 0-5 start in 2020.

Since news broke of his second interview, speculation has been building around Quinn’s potential fit in Arizona.

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A clip of Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald talking glowingly about Quinn, a former Atlanta Falcons head coach, was mentioned in the conversation.

During the season, Fitzgerald was asked by Jim Gray if Quinn would be top of the list in the next NFL head coaching cycle.

Fitzgerald’s response: “In my opinion he would be number 1. No question. What he did. Obviously his experience, he did really well in Atlanta and if he had managed football a little bit more he would have a Super Bowl championship “So I think it won’t be long before Dan Quinn is back on the sidelines as a coach in the National Football League. I think the most important thing for him is to find the right situation. You don’t want to.” go to a team where you don’t have a quarterback, you have no chance of winning. You want to be in a place where you have a legitimate chance. Those kinds of jobs are hard to come by. They don’t turn around often.”

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The Republic’s Bob McManaman contributed to this story.

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