This is a 2019 photo of Bob Sutton of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team. This image reflects the Atlanta Falcons active roster as of Monday, June 10, 2019 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Bob Sutton

Defensive Analyst


Bob Sutton enters his second season with the Falcons after spending the previous six seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs as defensive coordinator. Since 2019, Sutton has assisted Head Coach Dan Quinn with game management and strategy while also assisting the defensive staff with weekly game preparation.

 With more than 40 years of coaching experience under his belt, including 20 at the NFL level, Sutton has a well-rounded, versatile football skill set. While the majority of his experience comes on defense, he has coached both sides of the ball during his career. Since joining the Chiefs in 2013, the club's defense ranked third in scoring (20.3 points per game) and total points allowed while scoring 24 defensive touchdowns. Sutton's defense also forced 165 takeaways, which ranked among the NFL leaders over that time.