Falcons Offer Head Coaching Job To Arthur Smith

The Falcons have offered their head coaching position to Arthur Smith, according to sources who spoke with ESPN.com’s Dianna Russini (on Twitter). The Titans’ offensive coordinator, who has been tied to every vacancy in the NFL, could be hours away from making it all official. 

Smith was set to chat with the Lions this week, but that meeting has been called off (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com). The Texans, Chargers, and Eagles were also intrigued by the 38-year-old, but they’ll have to look elsewhere. The Jaguars and Jets were also tied to Smith, but they’ve since addressed those openings with Urban Meyer and Robert Saleh, respectively.

Smith’s stock has skyrocketed in recent years, especially after guiding Ryan Tannehill‘s remarkable resurgence. He’s only served as an OC for two years, but the Falcons — and plenty of other clubs — believe that he’s ready to run his own show.

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    • seattlesuperfan

      Right it wasn’t hard to get tannehill to succeed his previous coach was gase and they have a monster of a RB in Henry. All tannehill had to do was keep them honest with his arm

  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    This is kind of disappointing, I thought Raheem Morris would have been a good fit for the Falcons.
    He did a good job, a really good job as interim head coach

    • Yep it is

      Lefty Orioles Fan – unfortunately Raheem is black. Currently the National Whitey League only hires whites.

  2. Steven St Croix

    I don’t think this guy will make it unless he brings Henry with him.

    • wildboys

      My first thought exactly , I could see them trading down and getting more picks from a QB desperate team, bc their defense is suspect. But Najee would be ideal for them.

    • Appalachian_Outlaw

      I agree that the fit is absolutely perfect, but I think #4 is too high to take him. If they could find a trade partner in the teens where they pick up some extra draft capital it’s almost a no-brainer, though.

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