The Falcons have locked in the head of the Brotherhood and the head of the front office for the next few seasons.
The team announced Wednesday morning that head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff would be receiving three-year extensions on their contracts, effectively keeping them with the organization through 2022.
Team owner Arthur Blank offered these thoughts via press release.
“The partnership between Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff has proven to be as successful as we envisioned back in 2015,” said Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank. “I believe continuity in leadership is vital to achieving the highest levels of success in any organization and, with these extensions, we ensure these two leaders will be at the helm of our franchise for years to come. Their shared vision and long view plan has already delivered on a variety of levels and has positioned our team for success into the future. 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.”
Quinn joined the team in 2015 and has enjoyed two postseason berths, one Super Bowl bid, and a 29-19 record. Dimitroff has guided the franchise since 2008 in its best years since joining the league in 1965, and will become one of the longest-tenured NFL GMs with the new extension. His teams are 95-65 overall.
Quinn shared these thoughts on his new contract.
“I’d like to thank Arthur for displaying the confidence in Thomas and myself, and our vision for this team,” Quinn said. “The partnership we have formed over the last four years has continued to get stronger and our view for how we structure this team has become even more clear. We are looking forward to the challenge in front of us, but I could not be more excited about continuing this journey with Thomas and the brotherhood.”
Dimitroff echoed Quinn’s sentiments.
“I couldn’t ask for a better co-team builder to be partnered with than Dan,” said Dimitroff. “I am appreciative of the support and confidence that Arthur continues to show us as we strive to bring a championship to this city and our fans. I am excited about where our team is currently as well as the outlook we have for the foreseeable future.”
The extensions come in the midst of the team’s first public holdout in nearly a decade, with star WR Julio Jones reportedly opting to skip out on July training camp until he receives an adjustment on his deal. The team reportedly does not wish to proceed with Jones’ request at this time, prompting the holdout.
This deal gives both Quinn and Dimitroff the continued reins over the franchise for the next few years, which will see the team attempt to compete for a Super Bowl once more, and weather the new wave of contract extensions with some of its best players.