Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who saw their team start 0-5 for the first time since 1997 after a Sunday loss to the Carolina Panthers, have been fired.
Team president Rich McKay will assume day-to-day oversight of football operations in the interim, according to a statement Sunday from the Falcons. An interim head coach is expected to be announced Monday.
Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, both former head coaches of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are candidates for the interim job, along with assistant head coach/linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich. Ulbrich was slated to assume head-coaching responsibilities had Quinn contracted COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic.