The Falcons are giving Raheem Morris a chance to take off his coat and stay a ‘while. On Friday, Atlanta’s interim head coach interviewed for the full-time position, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.
Morris began the year as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator before taking over for Dan Quinn in the fall. The Falcons have been fared better since then, even if the record doesn’t exactly show it. The Falcons, on track for a top-five draft pick, will at least consider Morris for the job in 2021.
Morris may not the clubhouse leader for the job, but he definitely has fans in the building. The Falcons have been impressed with his work, and his strong ties with team president Rich McKay are a definite plus. Morris has been with the Falcons in a number of different roles since 2015. He was also one of the youngest head coaches in NFL history when he led the Buccaneers from 2007-09.
Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy may be the Falcons’ top choice and other candidates may get priority over the 44-year-old Morris. But, even if things don’t work out in Atlanta, Morris could easily wind up as a head coach elsewhere.
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