Dan Quinn has accomplished a lot in his first three seasons as a head coach in the NFL, and he's quickly earned a reputation as one of the game's ascending head coaches.
Fresh off of taking the Falcons to their second straight playoff appearance, Quinn was named the 11th-best head coach in NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison’s recent ranking.
"Following up a Super Bowl berth with a win in the postseason keeps Quinn in the discussion as one of the top head coaches in the NFL," Harrison writes. "The Falcons didn't fold last year, despite suffering what might be the most painful loss in Super Bowl history. Atlanta won on the road in Wild Card Weekend, then came a ball through Julio Jones' grasp from reaching the NFC Championship Game. Quinn has surely surpassed Arthur Blank and Thomas Dimitroff's expectations, given the state of affairs following the 2014 season."
In his first three years with the Falcons, Quinn has led the team to a 29-19 regular season record and a 3-2 record in the playoffs. He led the Falcons to just their second Super Bowl appearance in his second season with the team.
Despite making the postseason for the second consecutive season, Quinn's place in Harrison's ranking did not change from the year prior. In Harrison's 2017 edition of his head coach rankings, Quinn was also No. 11.